Showing posts with label Marlon Byrd. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marlon Byrd. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mets Rumors: Peralta, Other Options at SS, Hart, Granderson, Byrd, Pelfrey


Mets Rumors:


Jhonny Peralta appears to be the Mets' top free agent target, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News writes. The club "really likes" Peralta but they don't know if he intends to sign soon or later in the offseason.

The Mets' top priority is shortstop, but they're hardly alone in that, writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Possible options for the Mets include Jhonny Peralta, Erick Aybar, Didi Gregorius, Rafael Furcal, and  Jed Lowrie.

The Mets have talked to free agent Corey Hart, but Martino gets the sense that they either don't identify him as a top target or aren't that eager to get a deal done with him. Carig also hears from a source that the Mets aren't close to a deal with the Brewers first baseman. "We haven't discussed him in depth enough to say where we'd put him if we got him," the source said.

The Mets have plans to meet with Curtis Granderson's agent this week, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. The outfielder is turning down the Yankees' $14.1MM qualifying offer.

The Mets have touched base with Marlon Byrd's representatives in the last few days, according to Carig. He could fetch a deal in the neighborhood of $16MM over two years.

The Mets aren't actively talking to Mike Pelfrey about a possible reunion, but they are open to it, a team official tells Adam Rubin. "I know he is on a long list of guys just like him," the team insider said. The Mets non-tendered the hurler after he earned $5.7MM in 2012.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Mets News: Marlon Byrd one of the finalist of NL Comeback Player of the Year


Mets News:


Marlon Byrd is one of three finalists for the Players Choice Award for NL Comeback Player of the Year as voted upon by his peers.

The other finalists: Now-Pirates teammate Francisco Liriano and Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.

Byrd hit a combined .291 with a career-high 24 homers and 88 RBIs between the Mets and Pirates.

He has talked with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson about his interest in re-signing in New York:
"I've talked to Sandy, I told him thank you for the opportunity at the beginning of the year and thank you for the opportunity to play for a winner. I told him, ‘If you want me back, I would love to come back.'"
 "No questions asked, I loved my time there. I loved the staff, I loved the players, I loved the city. There is not one negative thing I could say about the organization."

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mets News: Mets will get RHP Vic Black (Player to be named later) in Pirates Deal


Mets News:


The Mets will receive Triple-A right-hander Vic Black as the second player in the trade that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Foxsports.com reported.

Black reportedly is on waivers. If he goes unclaimed, the deal can be completed now. If he is claimed, he will need to be pulled back and be sent to the Mets after the season.

Black, 25, was the 49th overall pick in the 2009 draft out of Dallas Baptist University.

He appeared in three games at the major league level this season. Black is 5-3 with a 2.51 ERA and had 17 saves in 38 relief appearances with Triple-A Indianapolis this season. He has an upper-90s mph fastball and slider.

The Mets already have acquired second baseman Dilson Herrera, who has been assigned to low-A Savannah.

Scouting Video:




Interview Pirates 5/13:

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets send up three players, More moves on the way?


Mets Rumors:


The Mets have moved catcher Anthony Recker, outfielder Matt den Dekker and left-hander Robert Carson from Triple-A Las Vegas to New York to have players available should a trade or trades be consummated.

Now that the Mets have completed a trade for the Byrd/Buck tandem, I would not be surprised to see Feliciano Traded as well.

At least five Mets players are going through the waiver process and Feliciano's name has been mentioned by ESPN.

So the Mets can have another trade in the works.

The Mets have waived the white flag and they want to see what they got or they don't got... Keeping Byrd and Buck on the bench did not go in favor of the players...and they are on a better path that is in contention right now.

Mets News: John Buck and Marlon Byrd Traded to Pirates for Infield Prospect Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later


Mets News:


The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck in a trade Tuesday with the New York Mets.

The Mets, who announced the deal in a press release, received infield prospect Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.

Pittsburgh, which is attempting to reach the postseason for the first time since 1992, certainly bolstered its offense with the addition of Byrd, who is batting .285 with a career-high 21 home runs and 71 RBIs this season.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets to stay quiet at the trading deadline and will not make any trades


Mets had calls on Gee, but nothing materialized

Mets Rumors:


The Mets are still saying they will almost certainly remain quiet today and not make any trades, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The Mets have been giving off the impression that they won't make any moves for several weeks.

Meanwhile, the Mets had a few calls on Dillon Gee earlier this month, but nothing materialized, according to David Lennon of Newsday (on Twitter). Now that the Mets need to limit Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler's innings, they'll hold off on parting with the 27-year-old.

Marlon Byrd has drawn the interest of multiple clubs, including the Orioles, but the Mets have maintained a high asking price with the intention of hanging on to the outfielder unless someone makes an offer too good to walk away from. The Mets have also received nibbles on closer Bobby Parnell, but haven't gotten anything good enough to seriously consider a deal.

Terry Collins was quoted saying, "If nothing happens ... I know it's in the best interest of the organization," "We've got some young players that are here that we're trying to play. If some of the more experienced people are here tomorrow, it's because they're trying to help us. You know, we owe our fans some competition, too."

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Mets Rumors: Byrd, Collins, Feliciano, Byrdak, Parnell, Murphy, Buck, Young


Mets Rumors:

The Orioles are interested in the Mets' Marlon Byrd. However, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News writes that Byrd is "highly unlikely" to be traded and Bobby Parnell is "highly, highly unlikely" to be moved .

A Mets executive told Mike Puma of the New York Post that he would be surprised if manager Terry Collins were replaced after the season. The Mets are happy with the job that Collins has done, and the executive says the team is doing a good job of "sprinting to the finish line" with Collins at the helm (Twitter). Collins still only under contract through the 2013 season.

Joel Sherman of the NY Post, tweets that left-handed relief is in such high demand, the Mets actually received calls checking in on how Byrdak and Pedro Feliciano were progressing in their rehab.

Tim Byrdak's contract contains a clause that allows him to leave the Mets should another team offer him a Major League roster spot. After being contacted by an interested team, the Mets would have 48 hours to add Byrdak to their own big league roster. If they chose not to do so, Byrdak would be free to join the new team, and the Mets would receive no compensation.

Nothing has changed on the Marlon Byrd and Bobby Parnell front, according to Sherman (on Twitter). The Mets have received nibbles on both, but not nearly enough to make a deal likely.

The Mets are seeking a "Wheeler type" top prospect in exchange for Parnell, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (on Twitter). Given that exorbitant price tag, it's no surprise that interest hasn't picked up much.

Sherman adds that the Mets had hoped to see interest in Daniel Murphy, John Buck and Eric Young Jr., but to this point they haven't received calls on that group. As such, they're likely to simply try to win as many games as they can with the current group in the season's second half.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets do not expect to make any trades before trading deadline


Mets Rumors:


Terry Collins echoed publicly what team officials recently have expressed privately: The Mets, while not ruling anything out, do not expect to make a trade before Wednesday's 4 p.m. non-waiver deadline.

"You look at our team, and right now we've got some guys that are playing good," Collins said Sunday morning. "And I don't know what's going to happen the next three days. ... If I was a team that was in a hunt, who had a couple of holes, I'd go searching and we've got some guys. But from everything I'm hearing right now, there's no reason to think we're going to change."

Friday, July 26, 2013

Mets Rumors: Lot of teams keeping tabs on Marlon Byrd


Mets Rumors:


According to ESPN's Adam Rubin, a major league executive familiar with the Mets offered this about the trade interest in Marlon Byrd:

“Lots of teams are watching Marlon Byrd whether they admit it or not."

Sandy Alderson has suggested the Mets need to be overwhelmed to trade Byrd, but that might just be posturing to entice the best offer. Then again, the Mets did hold on to Scott Hairston a season ago and then watched him walk during the offseason.

The trade deadline is next Wednesday.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Mets Rumors: Marlon Byrd, Bobby Parnell Staying Put??


Mets Rumors: Marlon Byrd, Bobby Parnell Staying Put??


The Mets would need to be "blown away" to trade Parnell, tweets David Lennon of Newsday.

The Mets aren't likely to trade Marlon Byrd, writes Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. General manager Sandy Alderson will likely employ the same strategy he did with Scott Hairston last summer. However, one scout told Martino that he's not sure if the team's plan to stand pat is just posturing to drive up trade prices.

Mets assistant GM J.P. Ricciardi told Jim Bowden of SiriusXM (via Twitter) that the club will only move Marlon Byrd if they can get a serious return.

Mike Puma of the New York Post writes: ”It would have to be significant [talent],” Alderson said before last night's game. “I don’t want to add to the speculation because I don’t know what’s going to happen, but we want to remain competitive.” Byrd is hitting .267/.313/.498 with 15 homers while the Mets are 40-50, 12 games back from the first place Braves.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Wheeler, Francisco, Santana, Davis, Francisco, Wright, Byrd, Valdespin


Mets News and Notes:

Zack Wheeler said he came through a 30-pitch bullpen session feeling OK, although he noted he was not throwing full throttle.

Wheeler was on top of a mound for the first time since being scratched eight days earlier with a right oblique strain.

"Honestly, today is probably the first day that it's 100 percent," Wheeler said. "Leading up to this day, it was getting better every day. So I expected it. I'll continue to get treatment for it probably throughout spring training -- a little preventitive thing.

"That was the first time on the mound in -- what -- a week, a week and a half, whatever it is? I was throwing 70, 75 percent. I let a few of them go just to see how it feels. It felt good."

Frank Francisco said he aims to step on a mound Saturday for the first time in camp.

Francisco, who has been battling elbow inflammation, long tossed at distances up to 130 feet Thursday morning.

"I just feel like I've got to get my strength -- throw a little more maybe, get my power back," Francisco said. "I feel like I'm not loose yet, like I don't have power, my whole body. I feel like I don't have my release point yet. That takes a while."

He remains likely to open the season on the disabled list, but the absence may be limited to the first six days of the season because of backdating rules.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets looking at closers to bolster beleaguered bullpen


Valverde 
The Mets' search for bullpen help has led them to some prominent free agent relievers. The Mets are pursuing Jose Valverde, and would even consider bringing Francisco Rodriguez back to New York, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports.

However, a deal with Brian Wilson is now considered “very unlikely.”

The Mets are interested in signing Valverde, but only on their terms. Rubin suggests the Mets might be prepared to guarantee Valverde $4MM on a deal with significant incentives. Though the Mets have some interest in Rodriguez, he is believed to be seeking about $7MM, according to Rubin. Both free agent right-handers are clients of the Boras Corporation.

The Mets visited Roy Oswalt to convince him to join the team as its closer, Rubin reports. Oswalt is not interested in becoming a closer, so he’s no longer an option for GM Sandy Alderson. The Mets have one serious offer out to a late-inning reliever who’s not a closer, Rubin adds. The team expects to hear back from the player shortly.

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