Joel Sherman of the NY Post reports that the Mets are starting to get interest in Marlon Byrd, and that the Pirates are believed to be one of the interested teams.
#Mets suddenly are some hits on Byrd, have made counteroffers, will see if anyone budges. #Pirates believed 1 of interested teams.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2013
The Pirates are believed to be interested in Marlon Byrd.
There hasn’t been much talk on Byrd, outside of him being on most wish lists. That’s probably because he previously has been described as “highly unlikely” to move. There was also an asking price of a top 10 or 15 prospect. I don’t know if that means a top 10-15 overall prospect in baseball (like Jameson Taillon) or a top 10-15 prospect in a system. The latter would be more reasonable.
Byrd would only be a two month rental. He’s extremely cheap at $700,000 this year. He’s also having a huge season, with a .282/.325/.512 line and good defense in the outfield. Unlike some of the other guys in...