I still strongly dislike the trade, and he would be better in right field today than Francoeur. However, Is this just talk to avoid arbitration, or is there a deeper problem there? Or - is this simply a case of taking time to unlearn the Royal way?
Who do the Rays think they are trying to change a prized Royals prospect? It's not like they have a lot of success they can .... oh wait, nevermind. Maybe this is why every prized Royals prospect seems to take three years to adjust to the major league level.