Tag: Marlon Byrd

Marlon Byrd Suspended 162 Games For PED Violation

An article by posted on June 1, 2016 0 Comments
Marlon Byrd Suspended 162 Games For PED Violation

The former Met and current Cleveland Indian, Marlon Byrd, was suspended 162 games by Major League Baseball for the use of a banned substance. “I alone am responsible for what I put in my body, and therefore, I have decided to forgo my right to an appeal and accept this suspension,” Byrd said on Wednesday. […]

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Featured Post: Patience, Prospects, And Staying The Course

An article by posted on October 11, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Patience, Prospects, And Staying The Course

As the Mets enter their first playoff series in nine years tonight, we can all agree that it sure has been a long, winding road back here. Since 2006, the Mets have experienced two managerial changes, a change in general manager, two historic collapses, and a host of mediocre seasons. For most of that time, […]

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Mets Trade Buzz: Zobrist, Upton, Prado, Byrd On Mets Radar

An article by posted on July 12, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Trade Buzz: Zobrist, Upton, Prado, Byrd On Mets Radar

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports provides an extensive assessment of the Mets needs as the trade deadline nears including a lot of the latest buzz. He lists Ben Zobrist, Justin Upton, Martin Prado, Marlon Byrd, Juan Uribe, Jean Segura, and Aramis Ramirez as players the Mets could be keying in on. Padres people were said […]

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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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