Blurb about Byrnes 2007 from BP. Again, not impressive.Fans love his one-man-demolition-derby style of play, but Byrnes` overall line is less impressive than it appears. He hit .292/.352/.522 before the All-Star break but just .243/.274/.444 after; he also struggled against right-handed pitching, hitting .244/.287/.441 against righties. Neither of these issues is new to Byrnes--he`s long been a streaky player who`s had trouble with righties. He`s a fourth outfielder/platoon player overtasked with starting.
a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.
I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate
Dickerson is considered to be a top notch defensive center fielder and has a strong arm, something that Patterson doesn't have. I'm looking forward to watching Dickerson play. It would be huge for this organization if he can continue breaking out and become a .780 OPS center fielder.
I miss Adam Dunn.
With Byrnes owed $11M per year for the next two years, you gotta think there's zero chance the Reds would want him, unless Arizona picked up a bunch of that contract.
I very much don't like this trade if Eric Byrnes is the principle return.
I like it a bit better if it is Owings + Buck + a young, cheap bat with upside.
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner