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    Would like to see the Reds make a run at Eric Byrnes

    Just thinking aloud after looking at potential FA's this offseason, and that's a guy I'd like to see the Reds make a decent run at.

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    Re: Eric Byrnes

    He's likely to cash in somewhere as he's probably playing over his head this season

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    Re: Eric Byrnes

    Don't know if the Cali boy would like to come to the midwest, but he'd be the perfect player to bring into Cincinnati if the price is right. I'd imagine a lot of teams will be after him after the season he's putting up, but it'll be worth a try.

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    Re: Would like to see the Reds make a run at Eric Byrnes

    one of my buddies i was talking to today said that miguel cabrera was a free agent at the end of the season. is there any truth to that? it didn't seem like he'd been in the league long enough for that to me, but he would be a sweet pick up, and castellini could make a statement by spending a little dough.

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    Re: Would like to see the Reds make a run at Eric Byrnes

    Spend the dough on pitching, Hopper will fill well until Bruce arrives. Zambrano could be a free agent along with the likes of Buehrle and Jennings.
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    Re: Would like to see the Reds make a run at Eric Byrnes

    I like Byrnes. he's the type of player that if you have him you love him. If your playing against him, you just hate him.

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    Re: Would like to see the Reds make a run at Eric Byrnes

    We will have more money with Milton gone. Lets just spend it wisely.

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    Re: Would like to see the Reds make a run at Eric Byrnes

    I personally love mark buerhle he is a innings eating horse and a true top notch number 2 or a 1 if he has a decent offense behind him. At 12 million a yr he is a damn good value guy and I would be one happy Reds fan if he was acquired.
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    Re: Would like to see the Reds make a run at Eric Byrnes

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    We will have more money with Milton gone. Lets just spend it wisely.
    Technically Milton's money is already spent on rising salaries of Harang and Arroyo next year. Both get a bump in pay next year that just about absorbs 9 million, so technically Milton's money is spent on current roster.

    Also, guys like Phillips will start getting increases in arbitration years.

    If we move Dunn, then I think we make a move for an OF RH bat.

    That is not to say that Castelinni has to stay pat with current payroll and not bump it up. I like Byrne, but it almost totally comes down to what the salary will add up to.

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    Re: Would like to see the Reds make a run at Eric Byrnes

    Byrnes does nothing for me. He is a little better Freel which makes cincinnati fans drool. The milton contract disappearing will have more to do with keeping the players that they have. Free agents are risky buisness, especially for the reds. If the reds want to be competitive in the future they need to get both major league value for Dunn as well as minor league value. But the problem is that they need a major league player who the reds will control for 3 or so years. I dont know if the reds move Griffey. His 600 chase will mean too much to attendance numbers to just ship him away. They almost need better value for Griffey than Dunn.

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    Re: Would like to see the Reds make a run at Eric Byrnes

    No. He is the next version of Rex "The Wonder Dog" Hudler. The Reds already have a version - Farney Freel.

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    Re: Would like to see the Reds make a run at Eric Byrnes

    Yeah...umm, sorry guys but I just don't see Freel ever hitting 25 home rums like Byrnes did last year, or the 25 he's on pace for this season. That being said, at 31 he is a bit older than I thought originally.

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    Re: Would like to see the Reds make a run at Eric Byrnes

    And he's going to want more money than his 20 hrs I guarentee it.
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