Originally Posted by mth123
Agree that Byrd may be a good idea. Mets are said to want something significant for him though. Wonder if somebody like Partch would be enough. Or Robinson for that matter. Doubt you'd get him for a fringe minor leaguer.
I'd deal Robinson for Byrd right now and be pretty happy about it. Heck I'd kick in one of the 40 man roster clutter guys if the Mets want. Ravin or Lotzkar? No problem, take them both.
The Mets are unusual. They play in a tough market. They won't just trade off salary at this point. They feel compelled to be decent. Lot of pressure on them.
They are probably a lousy team to trade with. They will want too much IMO.
I doubt any of the names mentioned will do it for Byrd or any player of value on the team. From Mets perspective they have a weak outfield. Trading Byrd just makes it weaker.
At the deadline they would trade, but my guess is they would ask for someone like Yorman Rodriguez.
Reds would be better off dealing with a team in more of a fire sale mode. Just an opinion.