Found July 20, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Updating this post from Thursday, Terry Collins threw his weight around on the matter of trading Marlon Byrd. In short, Collins is hoping that it doesn’t happen and is fearful of how a team struggling to score runs would survive the loss of their second most productive hitter, “If there’s moves made before the end of the season, whenever that might be, I certainly think if you’re taking one of your better bats out of the lineup, someone really has to step up, and again, you point your fingers only in a couple of directions.” He’s looking at you Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda… “We’re not going to ask Juan Lagares all of a sudden to be the run-producer that Marlon Byrd is, or even Kirk Nieuwenhuis.” He’s right, that’s not going to happen… “We’re going to look at those that have had major-league experience before, those guys that when we started March 1, there were expectations for them to be run-producers.” “Hopefully, Marlon is still here, but if he’s not, then some
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