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Mets Trade Ryan Church To Braves For Jeff Francoeur

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The Mets and Braves have swapped outfielders, with Atlanta receiving the left-handed Ryan Church and New York landing the right-handed Jeff Francoeur.

It appears to be a one-for-one deal with the Mets receiving cash considerations. Church is five years older and more injury-prone, while Francoeur has a strong arm and can't hit a lick. Mets fans are already looking for the nearest bridge.

Mets GM Omar Minaya had this to say in an impromptu news conference announcing the trade:

This had nothing to do with not liking Ryan Church, but, one thing we like about Franceiour is the amount of games he plays.

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Jeff Francoeur 82 304 32 76 12 2 5 35 12 46 5 1 .250 .282 .352


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Ryan Church 67 232 26 65 16 0 2 22 17 36 6 2 .280 .332 .375