Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/29/14
Earlier this season, it was reported that despite being near the bottom of the National League East, the New York Mets were planning on retaining veterans Marlon Byrd and Bobby Parnell. Some teams say things like this over the summer and winter to bolster trade values, but the Mets still genuinely believe they’ll hang onto both players in an effort to be competitive over the second half of the season and beyond, according to Andy Martino of The New York Daily News. Martino heard from a source that the Mets are still “highly likely” to retain both Byrd and Parnell through the upcoming July 31 trade deadline. The only way New York moves either player is if they receive a package they “simply can’t turn down,” according to Martino’s source. That is unlikely to happen, considering we’re not talking about a David Price or Giancarlo Stanton in either case. While Byrd and Parnell could be nice additions to teams hoping to contend well into the fall, the Mets appear to be more interested in retaining both players with an eye on building as much positive momentum as they can over the next few months rather than cashing them in with an eye to the future. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
PLAYERS: Marlon Byrd
TEAMS: New York Mets

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