After a couple months of looking to trade Jeff Francoeur, the Braves have finally come to an agreement with a taker. Ryan Church will be coming to Atlanta in a deal that sends Francoeur and cash to the New York Mets.
After starting his career in Atlanta in 2005, many expected Francoeur to be in Atlanta for quite some time, but in the past two seasons, he has failed to live up to expectations of the fans and the club. Since the start of the 2008 seasons, he has compiled a .243 average while only slugging .357.
Ryan Church has hit .280 with two home runs so far this season while Francoeur has hit. 250 with five home runs. Church never has really hit for power, but in 2007, finished up with 15 home runs. He can consistently hit for average, but we’ll just have to wait and see how this trade works out in the long run. There’s always the chance that Frank Wren will move Church back out of Atlanta in the not so distant future.
I think fans will be pretty divided on this one. There will be the group that is happy to see Francoeur go and will say good riddance. Then there is the group that will cry about it and call for Frank Wren to be fired. Good decision or not, it will take some time to tell. Where do you stand on the issue?
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