Exec: 'Lots of teams' watching Byrd
New York Mets
Sandy Alderson has suggested the Mets need to be overwhelmed to trade Byrd, but that might just be posturing to entice the best offer. Then again, the Mets did hold on to Scott Hairston a season ago and then watched him walk during the offseason.
The trade deadline is next Wednesday.
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