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Is Eric Byrnes done?

Postby Leiter Fan » Thu Jun 05, 2003 11:30 pm

Is the party over for Eric Byrnes? I haven't seen the games the last 3 days, but the box score has been horrible. Two no-hit days, and then on the third day he only gets an infield single. Its not like he has a proven track record, and there are 3 other outfielders for the A's.

I have him, and I need to dump an outfielder - it's between him and Burnitz, who went 0-8 today!!
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Postby Leiter Fan » Thu Jun 05, 2003 11:58 pm

No one has any thoughts on this? Any advice would help.
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Postby DGroundhog » Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:27 am

I kept him over Burnitz. Byrnes is likely on my squad for a while.

I'm in the Bay Area, so I saw most of the game, and hear the Eric Byrnes talk. His hitting streak is over, but players go 04 all the time. He didn't look bad, and when he did get on base, he disrupted the pitcher a bit because he wants to steal more.

There will be some growing pains with him. I'll probably platoon him with Huff or any slumping OF I have. He looks like he will hit near .300 (he has a bit of a pad to work with), with some power and some speed. If he K's alot, then I'd start worrying, otherwise, he should get on base plenty, and score alot of runs.

Yes, the A's have several OF, but Byrnes was won a spot in the OF. Singleton and Long are going to have to fight for PT. Byrnes may get an occasional extra day of rest because it is convenient, but he has a spot in the OF.

I grabbed Burnitz because I had a spot open and he was hot. I played him today over Huff and Byrnes because he had 2 games. I haven't owned Burnitz in years, but I got exactly what I remebered. An 0-fer, and no hope of a steal, ever. I don't draft guys for steals, but I don't want a slow clod who is going to kill my average in hopes of an occasional HR.
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