Re: Official Trade Deadline Thread
Robinson is 25, cheap has speed, defense and has gotten on base this year at an OK rate. Partch throws in the upper 90s. Byrd is in his mid-30s and doesn't have much value to the Mets. If I was the Mets I wouldn't want Robinson (but given their thin OF they may want a 25 y/o with some tools), but I'd deal Byrd for Partch unless I could get a better offer elsewhere. That's really it. There isn't much reason to keep Byrd from the Mets perspective at this point (though I acknowledge KC's logic seems to be how the Mets have played it so far).
I have doubts that the Mets would get much more given Byrd's situation.
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