Ryan Church has escaped Jerry Manuel’s doghouse, having been traded to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Jeff Francoeur.
Francoeur is eligible for arbitration after the season. He is batting .250 with 5 HR and 35 RBI this season.
I like the trade because I believe there’s a greater upside with Francoeur than Church. I think Church is as good as he’s going to yet. Francoeur I believe can get back to form.
As far as shaking up the roster, this might help. Nothing is working now. What are your thoughts?