Found August 26, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
This week in Mets baseball started out fairly well. Despite dropping the last two games of a four game set in San Diego, the Mets made the most of their make up game in Minnesota with a 6-1 win and, the following day, put up a performance that seemed to be a promising sign: scoring four unanswered runs off of Brandon Beachy, one of the Braves’ most promising young pitching arms. Unfortunately, the Mets’ bats suddenly went to sleep (as they usually end up doing), scoring a combined total of only five runs in their next four games combined. Of course, as always, in the midst of a 4-game losing streak and the roller-coaster going down again, there were definitely some very bright spots — or, as we like to call it on this blog– the Players of the Week! OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: MARLON BYRD The word is RBIs. Not only did Marlon Byrd match his career high home run total of 20 on Monday, he broke his personal record, blasting a very crucial two run shot in Tuesday’s 5-3 win over the B...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Pittsburgh Pirates: 5 thoughts about the Marlon Byrd trade

(Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit John Banks, Getty Images) Buck; image credit cdn.newsday 1.  With as big of a critic as I’ve been towards Pittsburgh Pirates’ GM Neal Huntington over the years, I have to give him some credit for yesterday’s waiver trade with the New York Mets, which brought the Buccos OF Marlon Byrd and C John Buck.  Although OF Alfonso...

Mets deal Byrd on Byrd T-shirt night

New York Mets fans fired up to attend Tuesday night's Marlon Byrd T-shirt night might end up a little disappointed when the outfielder isn't in the lineup ... and when they don't get a Marlon Byrd "Let it fly" T. Turns out the Mets traded Byrd to the playoff-contending Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday afternoon. A few hours after the deal, the team's website...

More On The Mets’ Newest Prospect, Dilson Herrera

With today’s trade of Marlon Byrd and John Buck, the Mets got a very intriguing prospect from the Pirates, 19 year-old second base prospect Dilson Herrera. Herrera is a converted third baseman out of Cartagena, Columbia who is three years in to his professional baseball career, and in his second year playing in the U.S., after spending time in the Venezuelan Summer League in 2011...

Newest Phucco- Marlon Byrd

Marlon Byrd was last seen wearing a Phillies uniform in the early games of the 2005 season.  He was later traded to the Nationals, and has been been to many other teams since then.  Last year, after being released by the Boston Red Sox and being suspended for a banned substance, he found himself without a job this past winter.  The Mets took a chance on him, in the form of a minor...

Marlon Byrd

MARLON BYRD CORNER OUTFIELDER Born: August 30, 1977 Height: 6’0″ Weight: 215 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted: 10th Round, 306th Overall, 1999 (Phillies) How Acquired: Trade from Mets (with John Buck for Dilson Herrera and PTBNL) College: Georgia Perimeter College Agent: ACES WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Byrd has had an odd career.  He hit consistently...

Pirates acquire Marlon Byrd and John Buck from Mets

Earlier today, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd had been claimed on waivers. It turns out the Pittsburgh Pirates had claimed him and hey did not claim Byrd to block him from other teams. Adam Rubin is now reporting that the Mets have traded outfielder Marlon Byrd, catcher John Buck and cash to the Pirates. The Mets received minor-league second...

Pirates acquire Marlon Byrd, John Buck from Mets

The Pirates have acquired veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets in a trade Tuesday a source confirmed to the Post-Gazette. The Pirates also got cash as part of the deal and the Mets will receive minor league shortstop Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later. The move which comes in five days before the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline should...

Pirates looking at Morneau after landing Marlon Byrd

The Pirates upgraded their offense with their trade for outfielder Marlon Byrd on Tuesday and they have their eye on Twins star first baseman Justin Morneau now. Morneau the former AL MVP would appear to be their next target following the trade with the Mets that netted them Byrd and catcher John Buck as the Pirates continue to address offensive needs as they battle the Cardinals...

Mets Deal Byrd and Buck for Dilson Herrera

In a move that should help both teams, the New York Mets traded outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck to the Pirates for prospect Dilson Herrera. While Byrd and Buck will try to help the Bucs win now, Herrera is a low level prospect with a high ceiling. The scouting report on Dilson Herrera is an infielder that projects to be a second baseman. He has quick hands and can hit...

Pirates Notebook: Marlon Byrd acquired on day of his jersey giveaway

The Pittsburgh Pirates made news Tuesday before they even played a game to open their homestand against the Milwaukee Brewers. Prior to the game, general manager Neal Huntington announced the Pirates acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets in exchange for minor league infielder Dilson Herrera and the ol’ ‘player-to-be-named-later’ which...

Loss Of Matt Harvey Leads To Purge; John Buck And Marlon Byrd First To Go

Not too long ago, I wrote the New York Mets should stand pat at the trade deadline to make a run at respectability, but with Matt Harvey gone for the year, that goal has been flushed. The gurgling sound you’re now hearing is the news the Mets sent John Buck and Marlon Byrd to Pittsburgh for infield prospect Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later. The garage sale has begun...

Prospect Spotlight: Dilson Herrera Gives Mets Depth at Second Base

The Mets acquired second basemen Dilson Herrera from the Pirates in exchange for Marlon Byrd and John Buck. The Mets will also receive a player to be named later, so for right now I want to focus on Herrera. The Pirates signed Herrera out Columbia in 2010 for a signing bonus of $220,000. Dilson, 19, stands 5’10″ and weighs 150 pounds. He began his career as a shortstop, but has...

Pirates add pieces for stretch drive

The Pittsburgh Pirates addressed two needs Tuesday, acquiring right fielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets. The Pirates are last in the National League in OPS from their right fielders, and Buck will provide a veteran backup to Russell Martin with Michael McKenry out for the season after undergoing surgery on his left knee. Byrd is batting .285 with an...

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh eyeing Justin Morneau

Even after acquiring Marlon Byrd and John Buck, the Pittsburgh Pirates are still being active on the trade front. The Pirates are now trying to add arguably the best first baseman available. Jon Heyman of CBS is reporting that the Pirates "have their eyes on" Twins first baseman Justin Morneau. It was believed that Morneau was likely to stay put in Minnesota, but with...

Pirates Gear Up For Playoff Run

A day after major changes for both franchises, the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets completed a trade that alters the remainder of the season for both. The Mets were told their ace pitcher, Matt Harvey, would miss the remainder of the season due to a UCL tear.  Meanwhile, the Pirates fell out of first place when the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Cincinnati Reds in dramatic...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.