|According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Mets GMÂ Omar Minaya said Friday that he “wouldn’t rule out” a contract extension forÂ Jeff Francoeur.
Francoeur, who turns 26 this winter, was impressive during his time in New York this past season, batting .311/.338/.498 with 10 home runs, 20 doubles and 41 RBI in 289 at-bats. He’s under team control until the 2012, but the Mets would like to lock him up through his arbitration years.
Source: Bart Hubbuch on Twitter”
Terrible decision if true. What’s the rush? Such a small sample size. Let him play so well this year that we have to pay him more vs. overpaying now and regretting it. Worst case is Frenchy is EXCELLENT this year and we have to pay more to keep him but the downside is far worse. Giving him a 3-4 year extension only to see his time with his this past season prove to be a mirage. While I like Frenchy and agree he was VERY good for us during that stretch it a) wasn’t even close to a full season b) wasn’t “out of this world” good, it was very solid. Thoughts?