Originally Posted by Kc61
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.
I'd guess the number of teams in fire sale mode would be close to zero. The market is so remarkably different from even five years ago. I don't see the Mets being hesitant to trade Byrd, honestly. They're bad this season, the fan base knows it, and nobody's going to raise a stink. The Mets are talent thin all over, so they'll probably want more than just Partch, but they won't demand anything of real value, just a handful of minor league scratch off tickets.
Though the Mets aren't the brightest franchise, so they may just cling to the hope they're not still a financial and managerial mess.