Twitter / Kevin Burkhardt on Francoeur

A bright spot: the Francoeur for Church swap has been an early steal for the Mets. He has been terrific If we put aside our general contention that Church is overall a better player than Francoeur (the statistical numbers bear this out), here are the two players' slash lines with their new teams: Francoeur: .298/.327/.442 Church: .278/.400/.444 If we blatantly disregard everything else, Francoeur does lead in homeruns 5-2, which I guess = early steal.