Ryan Freel of the Friars
RHP Brandon Lyon of Darwin.
And a recent grab of Jeff Francouer has bolstered the outfield of the Finches, greatly aiding our current good outfielder Josh Hamilton who has been stretched to his limit! When questioned about the release of Francouer by Texas, the Finches' manager responded:
"It is a bit bewildering that Texas would just go and throw away a good player for some rookies. Sure, the rookies have a great chance at blooming but you should always have a backup plan. I admit I released Francour as a free agent but that was due to budget constraints and was sad to see him go. Now with a base salary of .40, he is definately welcomed back. Had Texas just made the right offer I would have traded to get him back but alas in this case he loses a player and with nothing to show in return. I do not wish to say I have hostile feelings toward Texas, but this situation could have proved more beneficial for their club in the end."