Archive for July 11th, 2009


Saturday, July 11th, 2009
Mets Rumors & News

Jeff Francoeur is a Met. I’m not sure I like the sound of that, but I guess I’ll have to get used to it. It’s the latest in a long line of Braves who became Mets, some good, some bad (that means you, Tom Glavine): Warren Spahn, Jim Beauchamp, Felix Millan, George Stone, Joe Torre, Willie Montanez, Brett Butler, Greg McMichael, Julio Franco, Jorge Sosa, Gary Sheffield. Who’s next? A 40-year-old Chipper Jones? This is one of those change-of-scenery deals, but will it change Francoeur’s knowledge of the strike zone? The Mets needed to do something, and this may just be the beginning (or is this it?). Ryan Church had trouble staying on the field, and even when healthy wasn’t highly thought of by the Mets hierarchy for whatever reason. Here are five things to like about the deal and five things not to like:

Positives

1. Francoeur is five-and-a-half years younger than Church. He’s younger than David Wright and Jose Reyes. He may be a …

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