Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 6/28/13
Michael G. Baron of SNY posted this info-graphic on Twitter after the game last night. Seeing his numbers jump out like that next to Justin Upton is mind boggling to say the least… Upton is owed $9.75M for 2013 by the Braves, and will earn an additional $14.25M next season and $14.5M in 2015. Meanwhile, Byrd is being paid $700K for this season by the Mets. Coming off that 50 game suspension after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, I doubt there was anyone jumping for joy when Sandy Alderson signed Marlon Byrd to a minor league deal last February. I know I sure as hell wasn’t thrilled… Back then, Sandy said that Byrd would compete with Andrew Brown for a fifth outfielder spot on the bench. Try again… Obviously even the front office must be amazed by his performance thus far. Last season, Byrd earned $6.5 million in 153 plate appearances with the Cubs and Red Sox, he posted a combined .210/.243/.245 slash line. The 35-year-old has exceeded all expectations and earned t...
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