Right Field

Shock of Shocks (Jeff Francoeur Edition)

Every spring, we are told that this year will be different for genial right fielder Jeff Francoeur.

Francoeur got off to a deceivingly hot start in April.

However, here is Frenchy’s AVG/OBP/SLG line for May: .233/.287/.388

And here is his line over the past four weeks: 216/.262/.320

Morale of the story: A bright smile and a couple of “Aw, shucks!” still go a long way with the beat writers.

Jason Epstein is the president of Southfive Strategies, LLC. He was a public-relations consultant for the Turkish embassy in Washington from 2002 to 2007.

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