Friday, July 10, 2009

Mets acquire Francoeur, expected to go after Ripken and Scott next

Mets GM Omar Minaya on the recent acquisition of Jeff Francoeur - One thing we like about Francoeur is the amount of games that he plays."

In related news, the Mets are expected to try and acquire Cal Ripken, Jr. and Everett Scott before the trading deadline.

Minaya reportedly rejected an offer the Dodgers made for Church saying "Manny Ramirez for Ryan Church?!?! That guy has only played about thirty games this year! No way are we giving up a 60+ game guy like Ryan Church!".

This is why baseball people mock the sabrmetric crowd. As Francoeur has pointed out, if on base percentage is so important, why isn't it on the scoreboard. Minaya recognized Francoeur's savvy. Games played is probably on the scoreboard. If not, it obviously should be.

1 comment:

--Transfixed Ingress said...

My comments just don't post anymore - if this makes it it will be a miracle. Where'd you go? 8 days without a post. Nothing about the all-star game (worthless I know). Mourning Walt this am - understood - but the other 7 days (no excuses). Probably stuck at the library.