Marc Craig of Newsday reports that the New York Mets have shown interest in Marlon Byrd.
The Mets have shown interest in Marlon Byrd. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Byrd was acquired by the Pirates from the Mets in exchange for Dilson Herrera and Vic Black. He had a great season last year, but there are questions of whether he can repeat that career performance at his age. A lot of the estimates I've seen floating around have Byrd getting $15 M over two years. Both the Mets and Pirates have holes in the outfield, so both would be looking at him as a starting option. The Pirates have a hole in right field, although of their offensive needs, I think that is the smaller need.
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