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Francoeur could push Braves back into playoffs
The kid was born for this. Don't worry. He's ready. Jeff Francoeur may only be in the big leagues (this time) for two weeks, but plan on fifteen years. The 21-year old will become the tenth rookie on the Atlanta roster today when he replaces the injured Brian Jordan. It has been debated and discussed: when will Francoeur be ready? Should he remain in AA for the rest of the season and work on improving his plate discipline? Or should the Braves bring him up this summer to help an inconsistent offense? Just like most of the other kids on the Atlanta roster, the decision was made due to injuries. But that's ok. A young kid doesn't really care how he gets to the major leagues, as long as he gets there. With his friends, Brian McCann, Kyle Davies, and Blaine Boyer already in Atlanta, Jeff had been itching to get up to the show. Some believed he might have been the first one to make it, and being the fourth is only going to push him more. I first heard of Jeff when I read his name on a...
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