Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/22/13
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...
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