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Royals' Jeff Francoeur On Stephen Strasburg's Innings Limit: "Just Shoot Me"

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Everybody has an opinion on Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg's reported innings limit. General Manager Mike Rizzo, Strasburg himself, even Dick Vitale (SPOILER: It's not awesome, baby).

    Those were great, but thank goodness that Kansas City Royals outfielder Jeff Francoeur has decided to join the conversation. From USA Today (via Mr. Irrelevant):

    "If you're the Nationals, and those fans have been grinding away with their support,'' says Kansas City Royals veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur, "don't you want to make the playoffs? Guys like (Ryan) Zimmerman who have been there a long time, how can you say it's fair?"

    "For me, you win as many damn games as you can, whenever you can. If that's Stephen Strasburg throwing 200 innings, so what? Cole Hamels pitched 262 innings (at 25, in 2008) the year the Phillies won the World Series.

    "You're telling Strasburg that once you get to 180 innings, go ahead and enjoy October from the bench? Just shoot me."

    Alright then.

    Now might not be the best time to point out that the Royals are 46-63 and will likely miss the postseason for the 27th consecutive season.

    There are other "great" "opinions" in this piece that are worth your time just for their sheer laughability.


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