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It's been reported in the past that BB might use Peter Gammons for misinformation campaigns.
screw that, cameron is a shadow of the player he once was, byrnes is cheap and improving yearly, and we already have a cf! i think the rumors are there b/c other teams have seen what byrnes can do and are generally interested in him.
Byrnes is going to have a HUGE year this season!!! I have that feeling. He kills lefty pitching and we need that. Trading Byrnes would be a huge mistake. Expect him to reach STAR status this year.
^ Now there's some propaganda for ya.
The latest comes from Pittsburgh Tribune Review, this morning.
Prospects ??? Oh my goodness this almost sounds like another Lilly trade where he was making to much and we ended trading a good pitcher ( well maybe to much walks and no arm strenght ) for a prospect Kielty. How are Pitts minor league prospects ??? Hope they do not offer us Grieve back... by and by what happened to him ???
Grieve signed as a free agent with the Pirates so he can't be traded until, I believe, May.
From Susan Slusser in the Chronicle Sunday morning:
From this morning's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Byrnes.
amen to that dj
Rosenthal is reporting that the Mets passed on a three-team deal that would have sent Byrnes to the Mets, Cameron to the Astros, and Chris Burke to us (the Astros' heir apparent to Jeff Kent at 2B). Looks like we don't have the money to take Cameron ourselves.
I would rather have Burke anyways.
I meant, Burke rather than Cameron NOT than Byrnes!
Byrnes was on KNBR today. He likened his positon vis a vis the trade rumors to both that of the hot chick in high school that everyone wants and the old hag that the husband can't wait to get rid of.
One of the papers reported this morning that Cameron refuses to waive his no-trade to Oakland. And I'm not so sure Beane would take him (at a bargain price, of course) even if he did waive it. Further, why would Beane take Cameron when he is making $4mil more than Byrnes? Not likely. In addition, supposedly in the Cameron,Burke, Byrnes deal, the Mets felt Byrnes was not enough and that's why it "fell through;" but they would should love to have Octavio Dotel. Another rumor has Detroit as a possible Cameron destination in exchange for Urbina. Oh, and the M's are being mentioned (along with the Backs).
The Beaver County Times (? and !) had an interesting article today. This actually reads like fair and balanced reporting and lists all of the permutations of the Byrnes to Pittsburgh rumors and why this deal will or will not be made.
Yes, cal, I read that article this morning. Also found interesting that Beane had tried to hire Littlefield (Pirates' GM) 5 years ago. as assistant GM; they are evidently pretty good friends and talk often.
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