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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 909 of 984 players
Byrd
Marlon Jerrard Byrd
Born: August 30, 1977 at Boynton Beach, Fla.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.00 Weight: 225

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First Mets game: April 1, 2013
Last Mets game: August 26, 2013





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Paul Zibben
July 25, 2013
Give Sandy Alderson credit for this one. He got Marlon Byrd off the junkheap, and the guy is currently leading the team in homers, is playing an excellent outfield, and seems to be a good guy in the clubhouse as well. Everyone keeps waiting for him to fall on his face and it hasn't happened yet. I know he's not so young, but he may be a keeper anyway.

Mitch
August 28, 2013
The Mets have a knack of bringing players off the junk heap and getting career years out of them. In the spring of 1986, Ray Knight seemed washed up and the Mets were on the verge of releasing him. He responded with a .298 BA, 11 HR and 76 RBI. In the 1996-97 offseason, the Mets signed former "scab" Rick Reed, a nobody from nowhere, and he ended up being one of the great Mets pitchers of the late 1990's. In 2006, the Mets signed 36 year old Jose Valentin, who was at the end of his career, and he responded with an 18 HR, 62 RBI, .271 season that was a big part of the Mets NL East crown. Marlon Byrd was another of these diamonds in the rough. Coming off a 50 game PED suspension and without a dominant season since '09, Byrd had a fine year (21, 71, .285) and was one of the stars of the club. He was a good guy, by all accounts and a team leader for the young guys. Good luck to him with the Pirates.

Hot Foot
September 6, 2013
Marlon was great for the Mets this year. His professionalism was apparent from the beginning. I remember hearing about how he used to run extra wind-sprints in the outfield before games to get ready around the time Juan Lagares was first called up. Terry Collins said it set an example to young players like Lagares. When I heard that, I was like, YOU BETTER be running as much as Marlon is.

I gotta say, Marlon was my favorite Mets right fielder since Darryl Strawberry. He played with heart. He played consistently excellent defense - how many great diving catches did he make? He had power. And most of all, he was a great influence in the clubhouse.

I hope the Pirates make a run in the playoffs this year, just for his sake.

Murphy
April 1, 2014
My 2013 memory of Marlon Byrd wasn't even with the Mets. I was at PNC Park for the one-game playoff between the Pirates and the Reds. Second inning - Byrd's first postseason plate appearance - and he ripped a Johnny Cueto fastball into the leftfield seats. The crowd went ballistic, and Cueto went into a complete meltdown. It was great for Byrd, who was one of the few Mets hitters in 2013 that was worth watching on a daily basis.









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