Phillies' Jeff Francoeur boosting trade value
Most of the trade talk involving the Phillies revolves around the potential next destination of left-hander Cole Hamels, but outfielder Jeff Francoeur could also be a viable target for a contending team.
Francoeur continued to enhance his market value with a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th inning to lift the Phillies to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday. It marked the third homer in five games for Francoeur, including a walk-off blast versus the Marlins last weekend.
Francoeur, who has seven RBIs over the past five games, told reporters he's content to stay put despite the Phillies owning the worst record in the majors.
"I enjoy it here, I enjoy playing with these young guys, and I'd like to be a part of this thing next year," said Francoeur, in his 11th season overall and first with Philadelphia. "I enjoy the role I'm in right now."
(h/t: Philadelphia Daily News)