Marlon Byrd and John Buck Traded

Posted: August 27, 2013 in Future Mets, News, Opinion
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By Steven Inman

RF Marlon Byrd and C John Buck with cash have been traded to Pittsburgh for 19 year old 2b Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.
Byrd had a fantastic season in New York hitting a career high 21 homers and playing a steady right field.
John Buck who will backup Russell Martin in Pittsburgh got off to a terrific start hitting 10 homers in April but hit just 6 since and lost his starting job to Travis d’Arnaud.
Herrera was putting up solid numbers in High A playing mostly second and a little third. He is NOT a shortstop.
Herrera was ranked as the #11 prospect in the Pittsburgh system according to MLB.com. He would definitely rank in the top 10 for the Mets. He will likely head to Single A Savannah.
Losing Byrd hurts but in a season that is already over it made sense to deal Marlon Byrd when he’s a free agent in a month. The Mets already have interest in bringing Byrd back to Queens in 2014.
It’s a bittersweet trade. On one hand the Mets have traded their most consistent player but on the other hand they are getting a very good prospect back for one month of Byrd.
What do you think of the Mets trade? 20130827-152334.jpg

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Comments
  1. Michael Young says:

    Steve – All Mets fans by now know or should know that it is not about 2013. I applaud this trade and goood luck to John Buck. He played long and hard for us, handled our young pitchers and gave our more than our money’s woth in April. The fact that the Mets are interested in signing Marlon Byrd in 2014 is great news. He is good, no great, for all of our young players and his lenthens our lineup and protects David Wright. Lets Go Mets! Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Mike your absolutely right, John Buck was a great player for us and we got more out of him than the Blue Jays got out of R.A. Dickey so far. The Mets think Marlon Byrd is a 4th outfielder going forward so if he is interested in coming back for 4th outfielder money than we might have something here. Thanks for the comment!

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