Don Franco

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WCBS Radio reports that Mets LHP John Franco’s name has turned up in a variety of FBI documents dealing with high level investigations into the Banano mafia crime family, dating back to a “sit down” in Montreal in 1995.  The report allegedly accuses Franco of having a “cozy relationship” with the the supposed crime family centered around free tickets to Mets games.  Jerry Capeci, Gangland columnist for the New York Sun suggests that, although the allegations are not of a criminal mature, the Mets lefty could end up on the witness stand in Federal court.  Major League Baseball has a strict rules against associating with organized crime.’s Take

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He might also be caught off guard when they trade him. If they find a quality pitcher or a third baseman to trade for, he's as good as gone.