"Beane reaches out to Byrnes"
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| By deajay on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 09:20 am:|
GM Calls outfielder to explain offseason trade rumors.
"It gave me a strong feeling that I would be with the team this years," Byrnes said. "It's nice to know."
"Byrnes is a very valuable guy and an important fabric of this team," Beane said. "We would have to be pretty impressed with what we got before we'd move Eric. In the same breath because of the market we're in and our situation we always have to be open-minded."
Beane said he owed it to Byrnes to call him and offer him an explanation about what took place during the offseason.
"I've got a good relationship with Byrnes," Beane said. "Byrnes handled the speculation so well. It's probably a little disrespectful not to at least give him some information."
Joe Roderick, cctimes
| By kkdaz on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 09:29 am:|
I wonder if Beane's decision to call was influenced by the somewhat bitter tone of Hudson's remarks at the end of "Aces."
| By cal_90 on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 09:51 am:|
"It's probably a little disrespectful not to at least give him some information."
Maybe Beane has been reading my posts. I've certainly accused BB of being disrespectful of his treatment of Byrnes in the past.
What's next? Will Macha apologize for his big mouth and complete and utter lack of tact when talking about players to the press?
| By ssblip on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 10:27 am:|
Funny, after reading about that conversation, I still can't tell if Beane was playing nice because he's going to trade Byrnes, or if he's apologizing for dangling him out there in the first place.
Methinks it's a little of both. Gotta cover all bases. He'd make for a very good politician.
| By okplayer on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 11:21 am:|
kkdaz, I haven't read aces. I'm not familiar with Huddy's comments. Pls fill me in.
ssblip - you're so right about that.
glad to hear we're not moving byrnesey!
kkdaz - yeah please fill us in!