Mets Get Less Religious

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Mets have acquired OF Jeff Francoeur from the Braves in exchange for OF Ryan Church.

Francoeur, who is eligible for arbitration after this season, is batting .250 with 5 HR and 35 RBI this season. Francoeur had two 100 RBI seasons (2007, 2008) before tailing off offensively last year. He is said to have one of the best arms in the National League but we'll be the judge of that.

Jeff is 25 years old, young and has a promising future. Technically, if you look at it, Omar traded Lastings Milledge away in exchange for Brian Schneider and Jeff Francoeur.

Not bad but keep 'em coming, Minaya.


Paul Offerman said...

I like the deal. Why wouldn't you? Church might be a better hitter but we didn't risk today and we built a better tomorrow....

Most of The Mets said...

It's not gonna help us get into the playoffs but I like the fact that there was a shakeup and that's always a good feeling. Yes, Eli, we want more.