Wednesday, July 18, 2007
While talks are ongoing for soon-to-be free agent Eric Byrnes, it seems talks have come to a stand still. Byrnes, who could receive a five year deal worth at least 40 million dollars, has been the subject of some trade talks in case no deal can be reached. The Marlins, who failed to reach a deal for Jacque Jones, are still looking for a veteran outfielder. The Marlins and Diamondbacks seem to have one of the best relationships in baseball when it comes to trading, and it could help them in a last minute deal. The Marlins are back in the back end of their division after adding hardly anyone to compete with the high spending Mets. Furthermore, the Braves always seem to put together a strong team and this year, their rookies are really coming through. Although this year is lost, adding a big name player like Byrnes could really help their team in '08.