Originally Posted by pahster
I'm sorry, just to be clear - you actually want the Reds to sign Byrnes to a multi year deal for $7-10 million per? This Eric Byrnes?
It's true that Byrnes is having a pretty nice year so far in 2007 (OPS+ of 126) but there is nothing indicating that he will continue to have this level of success. At age 31, he's not likely to improve much. I'd look for Byrnes to be this year's Gary Matthews Jr.
The fans in Cincinnati would love Brynes because he is 'scrappy". I however, would never spend that much on Brynes. He really doesn't have a position in the lineup. I'd much rather give Dunn his $13 mil. then given Brynes 7-10.
Matthews really isn't having a bad year, but it's probably not worth how much money he is making.
Somebody had that list of free agent OFers, can somebody repost those please.