Tag: Ryan Church

Trading with the Enemy

An article by posted on December 14, 2013 0 Comments
Trading with the Enemy

Trading with the enemy is pretty rare – and when I mean the enemy, I’m referring to trading within the division – and the Yankees.  You don’t want to be on the bad end of a trade and be burned for years to come when trading with your chief rivals. So what trades have the […]

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Prima Donnas and Clubhouse Chemistry: A Met Perspective

An article by posted on May 18, 2013 0 Comments
Prima Donnas and Clubhouse Chemistry: A Met Perspective

If Shakespeare were to write a play about the state of the Mets these days, it would probably be titled “Much Ado About Valdespin” as that’s about all anyone has to talk about outside of the largely dismal performance of the team between the lines. Inasmuch as the role young number 1 plays on the […]

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Wright Questionable For Tonight, But Not As Questionable As Collins’ Recent Moves

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
Wright Questionable For Tonight, But Not As Questionable As Collins’ Recent Moves

The bad news about the Mets keeps getting worse. David Wright, who was supposed to rest his stiff neck last night, was used as a pinch-hitter and now he’s questionable for tonight’s game at Miami, While it is conjecture Wright might have done something to aggravate his condition, the question can’t help be asked. Seriously, is winning […]

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How It All Went Wrong For Lastings Milledge

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
How It All Went Wrong For Lastings Milledge

I will remember it as if I saw it yesterday for the first time. A sheet of notebook paper, with the words, “Know your place, Rook … signed, your teammates,” was taped over Lastings Milledge’s locker in the Mets’ clubhouse in old RFK Stadium. This, in the late summer in 2006. The Mets were en […]

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Are Mets Becoming The Forgotten Stepchild?

An article by posted on March 25, 2010 0 Comments

Folks, I don’t live in New York anymore, and haven’t since 1992.  Sure, I can get all my Mets news online and I can watch and listen to games online or on cable.  But nothing beats living there–the talk, the camaraderie, the print newspapers that you can read with two hands and two eyes (unless […]

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Jeff Francoeur Leads The Charge

An article by posted on February 26, 2010 0 Comments

When the Mets traded Ryan Church for 25 year old left fielder Jeff Francoeur, the Braves as well as every saber-head in the universe said the Mets got hosed. Lately, they don’t chirp as loudly as they once did. I think they are lying in wait for one false move by Francoeur so they could jump out and proclaim, […]

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Pirates Looking to Sign Ryan Church?

An article by posted on January 9, 2010 0 Comments

Djean Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes that the Pirates are interested in signing right fielder Ryan Church. Church, 31, hit .273 with four home runs and 40 RBI’s while splitting time as a member of both the Mets and Braves last season. This news is somewhat surprising as it was rumored for weeks that […]

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In Defense Of Jeff Francoeur

An article by posted on July 11, 2009 0 Comments

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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Meet The Newest Met: Jeff Francoeur

An article by posted on July 11, 2009 0 Comments

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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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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