As they say, timing is everything! The New York Mets timing has been off all year, this time as they dealt OF Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates on the SAME DAY they planned to give away T-shirts to fans in his honor. According to Ted Berg of “For the Win” (via USA Today), “Let it Fly” Marlon Byrd themed jerseys were poised for distribution as part of the Mets “T-shirt Tuesdays”:
As for the Mets and their timing, they’d probably just rather fast forward time to the offseason, particularly in a horrible week in which they lost their lone 2013 bright spot, NL All-Star Game starter Matt Harvey, to what could be a serious injury requiring Tommy John surgery. Their other superstar 3B David Wright hasn’t played since August 2.
In positive news today, in exchanged for Byrd (and C John Buck) the Mets received IF prospect Dilson Herrera and a PTBNL. No word on whether they could substituted a Herrera T-shirt for a Byrd, credit to the first creative fan who alters his Let It Fly jersey to nod to Herrera!