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  1. The Mets are hesitant to trade Marlon Byrd

    Jul 13, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

    Marlon Byrd AP

    After a lost year, Marlon Byrd has exceeded all expectations this season by batting .263 with 15 home runs, 49 RBI, and an .804 OPS through 77 games  With the Mets unlikely to make a run at things, many have logically speculated that the club will attempt to sell high by the trade deadline later…

  2. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 10, 2013, 6:51 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Baltimore Orioles

    Rangers 8, Orioles 2: Adrian Beltre hit two homers on a 4 for 4, 5 RBI night. He has an 11 game hitting streak and is 21 for his last 43. Wrecking crew. — He’s not a member of the All-Star team despite a line of .319/.362/.551. Thank you, Jim Leyland, though, for giving us five middle…

  3. The Carlos Marmol show rages on

    Jun 16, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Chicago Cubs

    In today’s series finale against the Mets, Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol allowed four runs and recorded just one out in the ninth inning as the Mets stormed from a 3-0 deficit to walk off as 4-3 winners. Cubs starter Matt Garza pitched brilliantly over seven innings and James Russell tossed a perfect eighth to bring…

  4. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 13, 2013, 7:19 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Kansas City Royals

    Royals 3, Tigers 2: Jose Valverde was handed a 2-0 lead in the ninth with a runner on and promptly coughed it up by surrendering a homer to Lorenzo Cain. Phil Coke added his own brand of kerosene to the fire on the 10th as Eric Hosmer singled in the winning run. After the game…

  5. Marlon Byrd predicted his two home runs

    Jun 6, 2013, 8:53 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals

    Marlon Byrd hit two home runs last night. He knew it was going to happen. From the New York Post: “I was feeling good in B.P. and I was joking around with [Recker],” Byrd said. “I said, ‘Hey, if I get some pitches tonight, get some strikes, I’m going to hit two home runs tonight.’…

  6. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 6, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    Carlos Gonzalez

    Rockies 12, Reds 4: The Colorado Wrecking Crew: Carlos Gonzalez hit three home runs and drove in six. Troy Tulowitzki hit two of his own. Pedro Villarreal had no idea what hit him. White Sox 7, Mariners 5: You figure if you score five runs in the top of an extra inning that you’re gonna…

  7. Mets win four in a row over Yankees, sweep season series for first time ever

    May 30, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT

    Dillon Gee AP

    The struggling Mets likely would have signed up for an even split this week against the crosstown Yankees, but they ended up taking all four games. Dillon Gee struck out a career-high 12 over 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball tonight in a 3-1 victory over the Yankees. After taking both games at Citi Field…

  8. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 8, 2013, 6:09 AM EDT

    Country Breakfast

    Royals 9, Phillies 8: Country. Breakfast. Billy Butler drives in seven via a grand slam and a three-run double. The loss is an especially disheartening one for Philly, as they were staked to a 4-0 lead early with their ace on the hill. Cole Hamels was rocked, though, and now stands at 0-2 with a 10.97 ERA…

  9. Mets name Collin Cowgill their starting center fielder

    Mar 30, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

    Collin Cowgill AP

    After being acquired from the Athletics during the offseason, Collin Cowgill will open 2013 as the Mets’ full-time center fielder. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets manager Terry Collins made the announcement following this afternoon’s Grapefruit League finale against the Orioles. He’s planning to go with Cowgill in center field, flanked by…

  10. Scott Rice makes the Mets after 14 years in the minors

    Mar 29, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Scott Rice

    Scott Rice was a first-round pick way back in 1999, going 44th overall to the Orioles out of high school. He spent the next 14 years playing in the minors, including multiple stints in independent leagues. And now he’s headed to the big leagues for the first time. Rice has secured an Opening Day spot…

  11. The Mets outfield could be historically bad

    Mar 22, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

    Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Rob Brantly

    ESPN’s Adam Rubin reports that Mets GM Sandy Alderson doesn’t have any plans to bolster a very weak outfield: Sandy Alderson said there is no cavalry coming to the rescue in the outfield. That means it will be Lucas Duda, Collin Cowgill, Marlon Byrd, Mike Baxter and Jordany Valdespin in the outfield in some configuration…

  12. Miguel Cabrera’s two homers lead Venezuela past Mets

    Mar 6, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera, Asdrubal Cabrera

    Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and Gerardo Parra added a three-run shot as Venezuela beat the Mets 14-10 in an exhibition Thursday. Marlon Byrd homered as part of a seven-run fifth inning for the Mets, but Venezuela had already totaled 12 runs by that point. Featuring perhaps the most well balanced…

  13. 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…

  14. Quote of the Day: Marlon Byrd calls himself an idiot

    Feb 15, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Marlon Byrd

    Marlon Byrd was suspended 50 games for a performance-enhancing drug last season and is now trying to make the Mets on a minor-league deal. Today he met the media: Byrd on his 50-game suspension for banned substance: “I think you have to be an idiot to test positive and I was one of those idiots.”…

  15. Mets sign outfielder Marlon Byrd to a minor league contract

    Feb 1, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

    Marlon Byrd AP

    While many Mets fans are still dreaming of Michael Bourn and a protected first-round draft pick, the team just announced that they have signed outfielder Marlon Byrd to a minor league contract. The deal includes an invitation to spring training. Byrd batted just .210/.243/.245 with one home run and a .488 OPS in 153 plate…

  16. NBC SportsTalk: Brian Cashman’s irresponsible PED comments

    Aug 30, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

    Brian Cashman

    Joe Sheehan and I joined Erik Kuselias on SportsTalk last night and one of the segments was about Brian Cashman’s lack of surprise over Bartolo Colon and Melky Cabrera‘s positive PED tests.  Which is fine as far as it goes. It may be a rare bit of candor from an executive on the topic of…

  17. And now, tomorrow’s Bartolo Colon commentary today!

    Aug 22, 2012, 3:59 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    I have a sneaking suspicion that Bartolo Colon’s drug suspension coming a week after Melky Cabrera‘s is gonna be like manna from hack commentator heaven. The story line — and it will be treated as one, seamless story line — is gonna break down thusly: Angle: Here we go again! The Bay Area is once…

  18. Report: Red Sox aggressively pursuing Ryan Dempster

    Jul 16, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT

    Ryan Dempster

    A source told ESPN’s Buster Olney that the Red Sox are aggressively pursuing the Cubs’ Ryan Dempster in a bid to shore up their rotation. The Red Sox have already worked out one deal this year with their former employees in Chicago (team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer), but the Marlon Byrd…

  19. The worst of the worst at the All-Star break

    Jul 9, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    Because the non-All-Stars deserve recognition too — even when they’d prefer to hide their faces — here’s a look at some midpoint leaderboards in reverse order. OPS 1. Dee Gordon (SS LAD): .562 2. Cliff Pennington (SS Oak): .563 3. Cameron Maybin (CF SD): .596 4. Jamey Carroll (INF Min): .597 5. Justin Smoak (1B…

  20. Mets tie a major league record in 17-1 drubbing of Cubs

    Jun 27, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT

    Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy

    The game started off quietly enough, with the Mets and Cubs tied at 1 after three innings. It didn’t stay that way, though: the Mets exploded for 15 runs between the fourth and sixth innings in routing the Cubs 17-1 on Wednesday. David Wright, Ike Davis, Scott Hairston and Daniel Murphy combined to drive in…

  21. Must-Click Link: Doug Glanville’s disappointment with Marlon Byrd

    Jun 27, 2012, 5:46 PM EDT

    Marlon Byrd AP

    We’ve heard people piling on Marlon Byrd for his positive PED test as if he owed them something and, frankly, it’s pretty unseemly. Contrast this with an excellent column from Doug Glanville today which outlines true disappointment. In it Glanville explains how veterans mentor young players and how young players grow up and do the…

  22. Marlon Byrd will lose no money during his PED suspension

    Jun 27, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

    Marlon Byrd AP

    While the fact that Marlon Byrd has no current employer means that him missing 50 games is kind of academic, the assumption was that he was at least losing out on 50-games worth of pay given that he’s still under contract for 2012. That assumption is wrong, however. Gordon Wittenmyer: According to multiple sources, the…

  23. Victor Conte had nothing to do with Marlon Byrd’s PED suspension

    Jun 26, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    Marlon Byrd AP

    When Marlon Byrd was suspended yesterday a lot of people immediately looked, so to speak, at Victor Conte. Conte being (a) Byrd’s supplement guru; and (b) the guy behind BALCO, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Marion Jones and all the rest. “I didn’t have anything to do with this,” said Conte when reached for comment.  Yeah. Sure.…

  24. Chicago Sun-Times eager to be Marlon Byrd’s judge, jury, executioner

    Jun 25, 2012, 6:29 PM EDT

    Marlon Byrd

    OK, I’m dubious about Marlon Byrd‘s claims that his positive test for a breast-cancer-treating, estrogen-blocking, steroid-masking drug had nothing to do with enhancing his performance. A couple of bigwigs at the Chicago Sun-Times are anything but, however. They’re positive Byrd is lying through his teeth: Now, I’m sure De Luca, Deputy Managing Editor, News and…

  25. Marlon Byrd suspended for PEDs

    Jun 25, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Marlon Byrd AP

    This is bigger than your normal PED suspension: The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that outfielder Marlon Byrd has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for Tamoxifen, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Byrd, a free agent, will be on the restricted…

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