MetsMerized Player Of The Week! 9/6-9/13

An article by posted on September 15, 2009

And so the season continues, does it not? The Mets are still playing baseball and I guess since they’re sending out players with a pulse, I’m still finding ways to watch as many games as I can. Beltran and Wright are back and Thole’s looking good so far, although I hope it’s because of skill and not because he’s just the new lucky rookie bat up there. I wonder how much will be lost on a season like this…anyway. On to this week’s award! (I feel like I haven’t done this in a long while.)

My choice for MetsMerized Player Of The Week is… Jeff Francoeur!

So here I am again, discussing Jeff Francoeur. It’s disappointing to see how critical everyone has been of this guy, who I feel has done a great job since coming over and seems to have adjusted to New York fine. He always has a smile on his face and seems to be great for the team. Jeff Francouer is tearing it up, and he’s supposedly injured. You could jokingly call him Iron Man, but it’d be interesting to see Iron Man actually play baseball and square up a baseball. Superhuman strength would be a plus…

On the week, Francouer batted .487 (11-23) with 1 RBI, 1 2B, and 13 TB overall, which were team leading. His .565 SLG on the week led the team, and don’t scoff at the one RBI, because no Met not named David Wright had more than 2 on the week. He scored 2 runs and played all 7 games for the Mets.

I give him alot of credit for playing injured everyday in a lost season. He’s gaining alot of support from the Met fan base, although the criticism against him is still easily found and it does bother me. He enjoyed a perfect week defensively with an OF assist, and to that I say, Kudos to Jeff Francoeur.

Honorable Mentions:

Fernando Tatis: .438 (7-16; 1 2B), 2 RBI, 8 TB, 1 BB, 3 R

Angel Pagan: .348 (8-23; 2 2B, 1 3B), 12 TB, 1 BB, 2 R

Past Award Winners:

One Hit Wonders: Ryan Church, Daniel Murphy, Johan Santana,  David Wright, Fernando Tatis

Been There, Done That Twice: Luis Castillo, Angel Pagan, Jeff Francoeur.

Of Note 9/6-9/13

Kudos to Jeff Francouer. Now let’s put the guy on the DL before he gets himself really injured.

David Wright had a wonderful game, but a horrid week, batting .179 and striking out nine times.

Mets pitching staff did not do so well this week. Redding pitched pretty well, though. I’m ecstatic to see John Maine back.

Can we let Lance Broadway start over Parnell and let Parnell stick it in the pen a little?

I’d resign Delgado, so I support Phil Hoops in his case.

Note : The MetsMerized Player Of The Week articles may be on Tuesdays throught the rest of the season because I’m back on my normal high school schedule…(Just what I needed, to be surrounded by Yankee fans and disappointed Met Fans.)

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