Trade possibility odds: 3-1
Signed to a minor league contract and invited to spring training, Marlon Byrd has been truly amazing for the Mets this season.
The 35-year-old Byrd came into the season with something to prove and he certainly has shown he still has a lot left in the tank.
That's why it would be difficult to see him traded away.
It would made sense though.
The 12-year veteran is hitting .266 with 13 HR, 43 RBI and an OPS of .798. He has provided the right-handed power that New York desperately needed to complement David Wright.
Is he in the Mets' future plans though?
Many a contending club could use Byrd's stick in the lineup. Not only that, but the 2010 NL All-Star while with the Cubs has five outfield assists so far this season as well.
The Mets would certainly miss him, but Byrd should command a decent prospect in return. His trade value may never be higher than at this point in the season.
Byrd has done a wonderful job in New York, but now is the time for the Mets to cash in their chips and acquire a young player with some upside in return.
A relief pitcher would be a good acquisition. Heaven knows New York could always use more help in the pen.