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Marlon Byrd will retire if he doesn’t make the Mets

Mar 1, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

Marlon Byrd

Marlon Byrd is pretty self-aware. He knows that if he can’t make a team with an outfield as thin as the Mets, baseball has told him something important about where he stands. He tells the New York Post that he’s likely to retire if the Mets cut him:

“I kind of look at it as a last chance,” Byrd said. “If I don’t make this team, I don’t see many other chances in baseball. That’s the way I’m playing, like it is my last chance.”

His offense has cratered and last year he got popped with a 50-game suspension for PEDs. He’s staring the end in the place.

  1. lew24 - Mar 1, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    I would retire too if I couldn’t make that outfield!

    • dan1111 - Mar 1, 2013 at 10:09 AM

      But you, a random commenter on a baseball blog, could make that outfield.

  2. historiophiliac - Mar 1, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    I often find myself staring in place, but I try not to let “the end” get in the middle of that.

    • polonelmeagre - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:07 PM

      just don’t look it in the face.

  3. henryd3rd - Mar 1, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    I thought he had already retired.

  4. DelawarePhilliesFan - Mar 1, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    He’s not as fat as Delmon Young….just sayin’….

    • unclemosesgreen - Mar 1, 2013 at 10:57 AM

      Just wait until Delmon gets into horsemeat and velveeta midseason shape.

    • historiophiliac - Mar 1, 2013 at 11:58 AM

      That’s Svelte Delmon Young to you. He’s been laying off the good luck latkes.

      • unclemosesgreen - Mar 1, 2013 at 12:55 PM

        Hopefully he’s also avoiding the bad luck bread pudding. (involuntary shiver.)

      • historiophiliac - Mar 1, 2013 at 1:36 PM


  5. xmatt0926x - Mar 1, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Wow. Is that a photo of him? He looks like he hasn’t eaten in a year.

  6. jhb64 - Mar 1, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    If he can’t make the Mets he has no choice

    • unclemosesgreen - Mar 1, 2013 at 11:14 AM

      Whaddyatalkinabout? He could still start for the Phillies.

  7. binarymath - Mar 1, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    He’s in the OLDEST shape of his life (so far…)

  8. turdfurgerson68 - Mar 1, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    just retire already….

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