Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Would the Mets deal Byrd?
By Doug Mittler
A pleasant surprise for the New York Mets has been outfielder Marlon Byrd, who is hitting .276 with 17 homers after signing a modest one-year, $700,000 deal in the offseason.
Byrd would be attractive trade bait, but Mets general manager Sandy Alderson seems to be in no rush to deal the 35-year-old. That was reinforced Monday when Alderson said things were quiet on the Mets’ trade front.
Earlier this month, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com wrote the Mets “would want something valuable that would help them in future seasons, not just a token minor leaguer” in return for Byrd.
One nice fit for Byrd would the Pittsburgh Pirates, who would benefit from an upgrade in right field.