Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 9/20/12
KANSAS CITY, MO - Royals outfielder Jeff Francoeur knows exactly what's coming his way next spring: A young stud named Wil Myers, the Royals' top outfield prospect and arguably baseball's top prospect. And Francoeur, coming off a terrible year (.236, 13 homers, 41 RBIs), knows he will be in for a fight for his job. That doesn't seem to bother him. No, not at all, he told FOXSportsKansasCity.com. I feel like you're always having to compete and be ready to compete (for your job). Obviously, Wil has had a great year. He's going to have a great career no doubt in my mind. But as far as my thinking goes, I just have to be prepared to be the right fielder next year, until I'm told otherwise, and be a part of this team. Francoeur, who is 28 and once hit 48 homers and drove in 208 runs in a two-year span, isn't offended, either, that he suddenly will have to compete with a rookie just to keep his job. I don't think so, he said. It isn't offensive. When I was a rookie, some older guys...
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