Buzz: Mets inclined to give 3-yr deal to Francoeur

Earlier this week, in a report for MLB.com, Marty Noble said, “The Mets believe Jeff Francoeur will look sharp in their 2010 uni, so much so that they are inclined to approach him about signing him to a three-year contract.”

However, in a post to NBCSports.com, our old friend D.J. Short asks, “Is Francoeur worthy of a long-term deal?”

…i think noble is suggesting a deal that would cover francoeur’s last two years of arbitration, of which he is technically already under contract, as well as what could be his first year of free agency… it’s not a bad move, in that it would probably be, i’m guessing, $15 million over three years, which is probably what he’d end up making in two years of arbitration anyway… so, it’s a decent bet on all sides, if this happens…