Tag: Marlon Byrd

Ex-Mets Catcher John Buck Announces Retirement

An article by posted on March 26, 2015 0 Comments
Ex-Mets Catcher John Buck Announces Retirement

Braves catcher and ex-Met John Buck announced his retirement on Thursday, so he can spend more time with his family, the Braves announced. The one-time All Star had spent 11 years in the Major Leagues, playing for the Royals, Marlins, Mets, Angels, Pirates, Mariners and Blue Jays. He had signed this season with the Braves […]

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Reds Acquire Marlon Byrd From Phillies

An article by posted on December 31, 2014 0 Comments
Reds Acquire Marlon Byrd From Phillies

The Cincinnati Reds have acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for RHP prospect Ben Lively. Byrd, 37, hit 25 home runs and drove in 85 runs for the Phillies last year, and owned a slash line of .264/.312/.445 in 591 plate appearances. Byrd was involved in the 2013 August trade along […]

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MLB Exec: Mets Laying in the Weeds Looking for Bargains

An article by posted on December 27, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Exec: Mets Laying in the Weeds Looking for Bargains

Joel Sherman of the New York Post asks whether the Mets relatively quiet offseason is a tactical decision, or just a lack of ingenuity by the front office coupled and more evidence that ownership lacks the financial resources to keep up with all the other teams. For example, is Michael Cuddyer the Mets’ big offseason move […]

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MMO Flashback: Why 19 Is Greater Than 69

An article by posted on August 27, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Why 19 Is Greater Than 69

This is an article I wrote exactly 365 days ago, when the Mets initially traded John Buck and Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later, which turned out to be Vic Black. As you can see, I was a huge fan of the trade […]

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There May Not Be Rotation Spot For Syndergaard

An article by posted on August 4, 2014 0 Comments
There May Not Be Rotation Spot For Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard tossed six scoreless innings on Friday night, scattering seven hits, walking none and striking out seven in an extra-innings loss to El Paso. The Mets’ top pitching prospect has allowed one run or less in four of his last five starts spanning 29.1 and striking out 33 batters.  In the past month, Syndergaard has […]

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Alderson Says Blockbuster Deal Possible, But Wouldn’t Bet On It

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Blockbuster Deal Possible, But Wouldn’t Bet On It

Sandy Alderson told reporters at Citi Field that it’s unlikely the Mets make a deal before the Trade Deadline – sort of. “If I had to make a guess, I would say nothing will happen,” Alderson said. “But you never know what’s going to transpire in the next three days or so. Clubs that may […]

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Herrera Coming On Strong, Continues To Impress With Bat

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
Herrera Coming On Strong, Continues To Impress With Bat

Last August the Mets sent catcher John Buck and outfielder Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates for reliever Vic Black and second baseman Dilson Herrera, a trade that benefited both sides with the Pirates getting the best of Byrd in their playoff run and the Mets working Black into their bullpen plans and Herrera into their future infield plans. Even though […]

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Mets Need the Willingness to Fail

An article by posted on July 2, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Need the Willingness to Fail

As the Mets begin their 6th straight summer of “don’t call us, we’ll call you” caliber baseball, something has to change. The focus for this franchise has been shedding huge contracts, and building up the farm system and in reality – they succeeded in that feat. Whether players like Noah Syndergaard, Travis d’Arnaud or Zack Wheeler […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 6, Phillies 1

An article by posted on April 29, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 6, Phillies 1

Cole Hamels can’t beat the Mets. The left-hander, who liked to call the Mets chokers, fell to 7-14 against the Amazins, with another loss on Tuesday. On a rainy night, that suffered through an hour-and-a-half rain delay, the Mets added six more earned runs to Hamels’ ballooning 4.65 ERA against them. Meanwhile, Jon Niese was fantastic. […]

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Mets Matters: Are We Spending Again or Just Reallocating?

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Are We Spending Again or Just Reallocating?

It boggles my mind at the jubilation I continue to see in comment threads or on Twitter over this myth that the New York Mets are spending again. Strike up the band? Sorry, I don’t think so. At least not yet. Save your money and hold off on the party caps and noise makers because […]

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