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Mets trade Marlon Byrd on day of his T-shirt giveaway

  • David Whitlock

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”:

Credit: For the Win / USA Today

Credit: For the Win / USA Today

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!

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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