Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 7/12/13
The baseball season is 162 games long and that’s about how many columns I write for the site in a year. Not one of my columns is a game recap, which means there’s an awful lot of opinion pieces. Anyone who gives that many opinions in a year is going to be wrong more than once. And that’s okay. Actually the ones that go wrong are often times fascinating. Nowhere has that been truer this year than with Marlon Byrd. It’s safe to say I didn’t see much point in bringing Byrd to Spring Training. But he hit well in Grapefruit League action and essentially has never stopped hitting. My take in late Spring was to ride it for as long as it lasted and then at the first hint of trouble – cut the cord and don’t look back. My expectations for Byrd were minimal and I would have given odds that he wouldn’t have lasted this long in the majors. Instead he has 15 HR and 49 RBIs with three games left before the All-Star break. And as impressive as his offense has been, I’ve also been caught o...
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