Jumat, 10 Juli 2009

Mets Trade Ryan Church to Atlanta for Jeff Francoeur.

According to the New York Post’s Bart Hubbuch on twitter, Ryan Church has been traded to Atlanta for Jeff Francoeur. The Mets accustomed an unreported bulk of banknote forth with Francoeur.

Omar Minaya said the afterward at a columnist appointment to appear the deal

“We were able to get a right-handed hitter and Golden Glove appropriate fielder in a big ballpark like ours. Some accede him the best arresting appropriate fielder in baseball.”

Church, who was accounted to accept a aerial accord with administrator Jerry Manuel took the aerial alley back talking with reporters afterwards actuality told of the trade.

“I’d go to war with that guy any day of the week.” Church said apropos Manuel.

Francoeur, 25 years old, is due $3.375M in 2009. He isn’t a chargeless abettor until 2011. He was a aught to three guy until 09, but he’s adjudication acceptable in 2010.

Francoeur recorded back-to-back 100-plus RBI seasons in 2006 (103) and 2007 (105) and hit .293 with 19 homers and in 2007 but was beatific to the amateur briefly aftermost year afterwards a continued slump. He was batting .250 with bristles home runs and 35 RBIs in 82 amateur for the Braves this season.

Franceour has career .308 OBP – the everyman anytime of any primarily bend outfielder with 2,500 PA

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