Re: Official waiver trade deadline thread (August 31)
Byrd's biggest flaw is that he was mediocre in 2011 (95 RC+, .719 OPS), horrible in 2012 (25 RC+, .488 OPS, traded for PTBNL and then released), has a .350 BABIP this season, and has a HR/FB% (16.9%!) that is more than double any of his in the last 3 seasons, and the highest in his career. Byrd is somehow managing to do this while striking out at the highest rate in his career (26.7%) and walking just over 5% of the time. He turns 36 in 3 days.
Frankly, the Pirates would likely be better suited just playing Travis Snider and Jose Tabata on a daily basis in RF.
Byrd is a pumpkin. There's nothing to be upset about.
Originally Posted by westofyou
Thus his team was punished
Long live punishment