Originally posted on Mets Fever  |  Last updated 12/14/11

In trading Angel Pagan for Andres Torres the Mets are giving up almost 40 points in in batting average and 30 more strike outs a season.  So was the addition of power arm Ramon Ramirez the only reason the Mets down graded an offensive position on a team that will need to score runs.  
Watching the above posted video Kevin Burkhardt and Andy Martino discuss Angel Pagan's struggles last year  which just weren't on the field.  Apparently after getting off to a slow start, a struggling Pagan was miserable to the extent Martino and Burkhardt debated whether to consider him a clubhouse malcontent.  
Like Pagan, Andres Torres struggled last year hitting only .221 while only playing in 112 games due to injuries.  But unlike Pagan he was beloved by fans and positive/inspirational leader in the clubhouse.  He still only projects to be a 4th outfielder but in reading Giants blogs he plays some stellar defense.  This deal appears to be more about the clubhouse then the field...
This isn't going to make sense to anyone else. If a White Sox fan sat me down and asked if I'd heard the good word about Scott Podsednik, I'd chew my arm off if it gave me a chance to escape. So don't pretend like we can explain this to other people. Loving Torres is something that's uniquely Giants fan. source McCovey Cove
The ever-positive Torres was recognized as the team's 2010 "Willie Mac" Award winner. The honor is named for Hall of Famer Willie McCovey and is voted on by the players, coaches and training staff to recognize the team's most inspirational player both on the field and in the clubhouse. source San Francisco Examiner 
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