Is there not enough patience to help him work his way through it? Whoever thought it could come to this for Jeff Francoeur. There are very few fairy tales in this game, Furman. The fact of the matter is, that "Homegrown Hero" has a .244 average with 16 home runs, 96 RBIs, and a .659 OPS in 210 games since Sept. 19, 2007. The Braves have demonstrated more patience than 98% of professional organizations would have. After last season, most teams would have non-tendered Francoeur. Dead weight ultimately will never survive on a Major League roster.