Yesterday, during the game, I tweeted the following after Marlon Byrd launched his 17th home run of the season:
Marlon Byrd > Michael Bourn X 2
Marlon Byrd > Justin Upton + BJ Upton
Marlon Byrd > Scott Hairston X 10
Marlon Byrd just freaking rocks!
— Mets Merized Online (@MetsMerized) July 21, 2013
Anybody disagree with me?
This afternoon, Marc Carig of Newsday ties it all up rather succinctly:
As the trade deadline approaches, the Mets have gotten more production out of Byrd than the Indians have from Bourn.
Entering play on Sunday, Bourn posted a .290/.332/.367 line with 2 homers and 21 RBIs in 70 games. By contrast, Byrd has posted a .274/.319/.509 line with 16 homers and 55 RBIs in 81 games.
Bourn, in the first season of a four-year, $48 million deal with the Indians, has a been a 1.5 win player. Byrd, who is making $700,000, has been worth 2.1 wins above replacement and has emerged as possible trade chip at the deadline.
When the Mets rolled the dice on the 35-year...