One year ago today, Ryan Church was shipped to the Braves in return for Jeff Francoeur. The trade that inspired 1,000 blog posts. The smile which saved the Mets' clubhouse chemistry. The $5 million throwing arm.
Frenchy isn't having a good season but he has certainly made the conversation more lively over the past 365 days. And for that I am grateful. Hopefully the Mets commemorate this special anniversary on the scoreboard.