Right fielder Marlon Byrd recently told Sandy Alderson that he would be open to returning to the Mets next season, Kristie Ackert of the Daily News reports.
“I’ve talked to Sandy, I told him thank you for the opportunity at the beginning of the year and thank you for the opportunity to play for a winner,” Byrd said of his conversation with the Mets general manager. “I told him, ‘If you want me back, I would love to come back,’.”
Byrd repeated to Ackert the same sentiments he shared with us when we interviewed him, and that he is very grateful to the Mets organization for taking a chance on him. ”I just needed someone to take a chance on me,” Byrd said.
Surprisingly, Byrd had a great comeback season after hitting rock bottom and serving a 50-game suspension for using performance enhancing drugs in 2012. Byrd immediately apologized when the results came back positive and served out his suspension while focusing on a strength and conditioning program with a return to the game clearly ...