Good players = good. Bad players = bad.
To GeddyLeeisGod and the rest of Amazin Avenue: I would like to introduce you to your new God! He's armed with a high voice and a low on base percentage. He has long, flowing hair and a smile that could light up any ML clubhouse. He has bass playing and beard shaving abilities, all coupled with a cannon for an arm in RF! Bow down and worship at the feet of your "natural", canadian, Delta Airlines spokesGod.... Jeddy Leecoeur!!!!!
If you made a trade this one-sided with your little brother as a child, you parents would instantly negate the trade and send you to your room. It's like giving your little brother an empty can of Fanta for his Boba Fett. Now, Ryan Church isn't as awesome as Boba Fett, but I don't have to pay a million dollars to an empty can of Fanta either. Ryan Church is not a star, but I wouldn't trade minor-league shortstop David Church for Francoeur either and he's a player I just made up.
What he [Jerry Manuel] is looking for is offense, and Francoeur, two and a half years removed from blasting a career-high 29 home runs, should help out.