An American League club that has spoken with the Mets was told the New York club would need to “win” the trade in order to part with Marlon Byrd, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. So it is entirely possible, given the Mets’ demands, that Byrd remains a Met after Wednesday’s 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline, he concludes.
“If something presented itself we would consider it,” a team official told Mike Puma of the New York Post. “But we haven’t been presented with anything. We’re just sitting tight. … We’re not motivated to move anybody. It’s hard to go to people. They have to come to you. It’s better to be asked to the prom than have to ask somebody.”
The Mets are 6-6 since the All-Star break after last night’s 6-5 victory over the Marlins and are 12 1/2 games behind the Braves in the NL East, but still view the idea of a potentially strong finish to the season as more favorable than trading away top talent just for the sake of making a deal.
The Mets official added, “We’re