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If we are serious about moving Lowell(which I hope we arent, call it blind faith that he will improve), I wish we would of had the forsight to have tried to get Eric Byrnes from the A's, and if a deal for Lowell is made, and we decide to go after Fuentes, that we make it a 3 way deal involving Enc and somehow dont give up much and get Byrnes with Fuentes, but its likely theyd want an arm and a leg(Rocks always do). That would clear room for Hermida and still have Byrnes cheap, and set us up nice for next season:

CF Pierre

2B Castillo

C Lo Duca

1B Delgado

3B Cabrera

RF Hermida

LF Byrnes

SS Gonzo

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Count me in on the vomit club. Byrnes is a downgrade in defense to Miguel and a definite downgrade in the bat.

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I dont think its a downgrade in defense, maybe arm stregnth, it is a downgrade in bat but if you think about it, Cabrera will still be in the lineup haha.

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Count me in on the vomit club. Byrnes is a downgrade in defense to Miguel and a definite downgrade in the bat.

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I dont think its a downgrade in defense, maybe arm stregnth, it is a downgrade in bat but if you think about it, Cabrera will still be in the lineup haha.

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He is a decent(and cheap) outfielder who goes hard on every single play. I said "if we end up trading Lowell, I wish we would of had the forsight to get Eric Brynes", meaning since Cabrera would move to 3rd it would give us a solid LF.

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He is a decent(and cheap) outfielder who goes hard on every single play. I said "if we end up trading Lowell, I wish we would of had the forsight to get Eric Brynes", meaning since Cabrera would move to 3rd it would give us a solid LF.

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He is not a solid left fielder. Give me Bigbie before Byrnes.

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Eric Brynes: $2, 200,000, age: 29

Hitting

Byrnes hits like he does everything: full tilt. While he still likes to jump on the first pitch, he is much more confident and patient with two strikes. Byrnes feasts off lefthanded pitchers, and delivers most of his damage when leading off an inning. He is a line-drive hitter with good gap power, but Byrnes also can turn on a pitch and send it flying.

 

 

Baserunning & Defense

Speed is an essential part of Byrnes' game, as he runs as hard as he fields, fields as hard as he hits, and hits as hard as he does everything else. He uses that speed on the bases, and in 2004, it brought him close to 100 runs scored. Byrnes is an excellent basestealer as well. With a glove, again, there is no stopping him. Byrnes delivers the frequent "web gem," in which he dives and flies through the air, parallel to the ground, nabbing the ball just before it hits the turf.

 

Admin Bigbie, $380,000, age: 27

Hitting

In some ways, Bigbie's swing is similar to teammate B.J. Surhoff's. It's level and he uses it to hit to all fields. Bigbie has the ability to inside out an inside pitch and drive it down the left-field line. His home-run power is from left-center to right-center only. With regular playing time, Bigbie struggles against southpaws. His bat speed and approach to hitting make it difficult for him to get around inside hard stuff. Bigbie hits much better at the bottom of the order, where there isn't a lot of pressure on him.

 

 

Baserunning & Defense

Bigbie has slightly above-average speed that doesn't translate into many stolen bases. He still needs to work on reading pitchers to get better jumps. He's fast enough to score from second on most hits to right field and into the gaps. He's an intelligent runner who rarely makes a mistake on the bases. Bigbie doesn't always get a great jump when in the outfield, and that relegates him to a corner-outfield spot. He can play center in a pinch. His speed comes in handy in cutting off balls hit into the gap and charging hits in front of him. His throws are accurate and strong enough to keep most runners honest.

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