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Has Jeff Francoeur Run Out of Time in Atlanta?

Published by on May 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

There are rumors that the Atlanta Braves are shopping right fielder Jeff Francoeur.

The Boston Red Sox may be looking for a replacement for J.D. Drew, a former Atlanta Brave and Georgia native.

The loss of Frenchy, as his teammates and fans affectionately call Francoeur, would be severe.

Francoeur grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta and is one of the most popular Braves on the team. He played with and against Braves catcher Brian McCann on several Little League teams and the two are close friends.

More than anything, Francoeur might be a victim of high expectations. He graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as a rookie and was an All-State football player with a football scholarship to Clem...

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