Originally Posted by gblowfish
I don't blame Francouer so much as I blame GMDM for signing him to a two year deal. We could have kept Melky (and his drug habit) instead. We could have had Melky in center and put Cain in right.
Francouer is a good guy. Nobody disputes that. He just can't hit major league pitching. maybe he'll make a good scout or coach someday. And he does have a baby on the way. I think the $7 million GMDM paid him this year will more than pay for that...
I think Moore offered the same sort of contract to Melky, but he turned it down.
Both of them were having what seemed to be anomaly seasons in KC in 2011.
OPS+ 2009 2010 2011
Melky. 93 ... 83 .. 121
Jeff F. 93 ... 85 .. 119
Melky is better suited defensively for a corner outfield spot; Cain is the better defensive player.