Nick Piecoro, in The Arizona Republic:
Outfielder Eric Byrnes would figure to be the toughest to deal as he's coming off an injury-riddled season and is owed $22 million over the next two years. But the club could look to match up his contract with another team's bad contract, like that of Mets second baseman Luis Castillo, who is owed $18 million through 2011.I will personally drive to Phoenix to pick up Byrnes and drive him here.
I've never been too hot on Byrnes, as his off-the-wall attitude always struck me as annoying. But he's a hard-nose, no nonsense player, something this team desperately needs.
If the Mets can trade Castillo away and get something, anything in return, it will be a huge plus.