Originally Posted by Jones1
How bout Marlon Byrd. He could come real cheap, plays all 3 OF spots well and has put up very good numbers this season. He's also one of the best at hitting with runners in scoring position this season in MLB. When Ludwick comes back he can play a bench role and wont cost the Reds a top prospect. Hes only getting paid 700k this season as well an the Mets are going no where. Perfect candidate IMHO.
Signed to a minor-league contract over the offseason, Byrd is 35 and owed just $280,000 for the remainder the season, an attractive price tag. Due to his age, he does not figure to be in the Metsí long-term plans.
Since he began playing every day on June 1, Byrd is hitting .299 with nine home runs, 27 RBI and a .899 on-base-plus-slugging percentage. His 15 home runs ó five shy of a career high ó and 51 RBI lead the Mets. Defensively, he has posted six outfield assists.
Marlon Byrd Stats
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.