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Inside Pitch: Byrnes Here To Stay?

Eric Byrnes had his best season in 2004.

Rumors of a trade that would send Eric Byrnes to the New York Mets or Arizona Diamondbacks have flown over the last couple of weeks, but the popular outfielder was still a member of the A's at the end of the week.<br><br> Multiple newspapers in New York reported the A's would send Byrnes, and perhaps reliever Chad Bradford, to the New York Mets for outfielder Mike Cameron.

But an A's source said there was no deal with the Mets or D'backs and added it was just as likely the A's would open spring training with the current roster. It goes to show how far Byrnes has come that he would be the subject of so many trade rumors. He was never a bonus baby coming out of college, rarely on the top-10 prospect lists for the organization, and he's had to fight for a job every... Recommended Stories

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