Via Metsblog.com, I came across a link to an article written by SI.com's John Heyman who had this to say about Julio Franco:
Some people around the Mets say things are better in the clubhouse with Julio Franco gone. They say he was a divisive influence who was constantly second-guessing manager Willie Randolph. "It was obvious he wanted Willie's job,'' one uniformed Met said.
How interesting is that? I never cared for Franco and thought he was dead weight the Mets were stuck dragging around because Willie Randolph and Omar Minaya liked him. Maybe not.
Either way I couldn't have been happier than the day they let Franco go. So who do you think the "one uniformed" Met was? My money's on Paul Lo Duca. Gotta love a man who speaks his mind.