Archive for July, 2009

In Defense Of Jeff Francoeur

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It’s amazing how wide ranging the opinions have been on the trade that sent Ryan Church to Atlanta for Jeff Francoeur on Friday. It looks likes this trade has the fan base far more divided than the Lastings Milledge trade, with both sides either loving it or hating it. I took a spin around a few […]

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Evans Sent Down, Francoeur Batting Fifth

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The Mets made a couple of moves today. First, they claimed veteran infielder Angel Berroa off waivers from the Yankees and assigned him to AAA Buffalo. Berroa, the 2003 AL Rookie of the Year, had been designated for assignment by the Yankees on June 24 after hitting just .136 with one double and one RBI in 21 […]

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7/11 Minor League Report! CARSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Buffalo 2, Scranton 1 Coming off a 5 hit complete game shutout, Jon Niese wasn’t on top of his game tonight, giving up a run while scattering 8 hits (3 in the first, when he escaped a bases loaded one out jam without giving up a run). Over his last 7 starts, Niese is 4-1 […]

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Meet The Newest Met: Jeff Francoeur

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As you’re all well aware, Jeff Francoeur will be the Mets new everyday rightfielder.  The reaction on this site and all over the blogosphere has been quite vocal, to say the least.  I have noticed a share of fans panning the deal, despite the fact that Francoeur has yet to play his first game in […]

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Please Give Me 10 Minutes in the Dugout!

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JMAN’s post-game last night–not so good. Very Randolph-esque now. Lots of mumblin’, lots of hoping, lots of “it’s not so good; we have to try to turn it around” crap! Fans, I’m thinkin’ it’s high time for a little fire and brimstone. Whadda ya say? No one would seriously argue that a bit of the […]

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Mets Trade Church For Jeff Francoeur

An article by posted on July 10, 2009 0 Comments

Moments ago in a press conference, Mets general manager Omar Minaya announced that they have traded rightfielder Ryan Church to the Atlanta Braves for rightfielder Jeff Francoeur. It was no secret that Church was on the outs as I have frequently pointed out this season, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise to readers […]

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Mets Move Church, But Is This What Fans Were Praying For?

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Quick and to the point: I don’t understand the trade. We didn’t gain anything better than what we gave away. The Braves may have needed a center fielder, which Church can be, but the Mets certainly didn’t need a right fielder, which Church was. As Gary Cohen put it, “A one-on-one deal, an outfielder for an outfielder, […]

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Oh, Snap! Werth Replaces Beltran On All-Star Roster

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According to mlb.com, Phillies’ outfielder Jayson Werth has been added to the National League All-Star team to replace injured Mets centerfielder Carlos Beltran. Werth will join his fellow Phillie outfielders Raul Ibañez and Shane Victorino in St. Louis for the All-Star festivities.  Ibañez was voted in by the fans as a starter while Victorino made […]

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7/10 Minor League Report! Stoner, Harris, VERNOOIJ!

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Buffalo 1, Pawtucket 0 Tobi Stoner had his best AAA outing tonight, giving up just 1 hit over 7 innings for his 2nd AAA win (4th overall). cf Cory Sullivan 0 for 4, K, .292 lf Jesus Feliciano 2 for 4, 2b, .304 rf Chip Ambres 0 for 4, K, .231 dh Emil Brown 0 […]

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Pagan Activated, Evans Demoted, Maine Pitching Again

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Outfielder Angel Pagan has been activated from the disabled list. To make room for him, Nick Evans was sent down to Triple-A. Evans was batting .256 with one homer and six RBIs in 43 at-bats. Pagan will start tonight in center field and bat leadoff against the Reds. John Maine, who has been out with a […]

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