QUOTE(Kusand @ May 13 2010, 07:27 PM)
You can love him or hate him. I think he's a slug. And for shrugging at $5M, welcome to being a top 5 payroll team where you don't have to give a crap about a $5M deadweight. Personally, I'd be nuts that my GM is that stupid, but hey, whatever.
Well, like I pointed out to my friend, I shrug at Frenchie's $5 million because of Perez's contract. There are far worse contracts on the Mets than what Frenchie is earning. Some would say Castillo's contact is awful too. I mean, Perez is awful
, and the Mets aren't going to be able to move him. So that's part of why I shrug. I don't discount that the Mets are a big market team and that plays into it, but his contract is not bad in comparison.
I don't love Frenchie but I don't hate him. Well, I love his cannon of an arm. That I'll concede. But otherwise...*shrugs* he's Frenchie. I can understand why Braves fans don't like him because he had a ton of expectations on him. But we don't really have a reason to hate him. He's not one of our big bats, like I said. I never thought he'd stay on his blistering early season pace, but maybe less expectations will help him in the long haul. We'll see.