The Mets would have saved tons of money if they signed Marlon Byrd during the offseason. They ended up spending $66 million on Jason Bay.
Byrd made the 2010 All-Star game and played pretty good in the outfield and on the base path, while Bay is recovering from mild concussions and bad stats. Byrd is batting .313 with 10 HR, 45 RBI, 28 doubles, .469 SLG PCT, and 116 hits in 99 games.
Byrd plays the game with flair and hustle, something Omar Minaya seems blind to the fact with. Bay is playing like he took the money and ran. Bay has 91 strikeouts with 10 HR, 45 RBI, and he's batting .259.
He was a fear with his bat in his last few years with the Red Sox and Pirates. Some people are just not for New York. Bay look lost, like David Wright last year. Byrd on a Mets team this year would have made them much better.