I've been thru this too many times, but here goes again.
Byrnes is the starting center fielder. Period. There is a write-in campaign to get the guy in the All-Star game (no, it won't work, but he's been that key to the A's). I can't believe he hasn't been picked up and become somebody else's most productive player.
Byrnes will make the loss of Vlad much less painful. If the A's can find a home for T Long, he might want to keep a bag packed.
Oakland has 3 young stars in it's line-up. Tejada, Chavez, and Byrnes. The guy plays all out.
Once again he showed his all around value, going 2-4 with a HR, 3 RBI, 2 runs, and a SB today. Watch an A's game. Podsednik won't be on your team after. He may be a solid starter, but Byrnes is a stud.
* Steroid induced record