8/27/13

Mets Trade Byrd and Buck...

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The Pirates have acquired outfielder Marlon  Byrd and catcher John  Buck from the Mets, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York (on Twitter).

 

With their NL Central lead down to a half-game, the Pirates have bolstered their roster by acquiring catcher John Buck and outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Mets. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has confirmed the trade. The Mets will receive minor league shortstop Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later in return.

10 comments:

Soto said...

This is actually a very good trade for the club.....Herrera is an interesting prospect.

Bud Fox said...

Looks like an infielder with some pop that could project to be a 2b in the future. Good to get something for those two guys.
And I think there is a Byrd tee shirt night at Citi field tonight.

The Closer said...

Dilson Herrera is the Pirates #11th rated prospect and considered the 9th best 2B prospect in all of baseball. Depending upon the PTBNL In this deal, this could end up being a decent haul for 2 guys that aren't signed for next year.

.265/.330./.421 11 hrs, 56 rbis, 27 2bs, all while playing Low A (Savannah equivalent) as a 19 yr old.

My guess for the PTBNL is either Wily Garcia or Clay Holmes since they are currently not on the 40 man roster and therefore don't need to clear waivers. Just a guess on those guys, no inside knowledge.

Charley said...

Nice deal....it's always nice to get something for nothing.

Mack Ade said...

I'll save my comments until the morning report...

Christopher Wuensch said...

Buck to the Bucs

Michael Scannell said...

Any chatter on the PTBNL?

Mack Ade said...

The GM of the Bucs said that Mets fans will be very happy with the PTBNL... my guess is either d'Arnaud, Pimentel or Sands

my money would be on Sands

Michael Scannell said...

It has to be someone on the 40-man, doesn't it?

Mack Ade said...

GM Neil Hutchingson of Pirates confirms it is someone on the 40-man

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