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Saturday, July 13, 2013
Mets not eager to trade Marlon Byrd

By Adam Rubin

PITTSBURGH -- Further confirming an ESPNNewYork.com report that the Mets value remaining competitive and do not intend to trade players before the July 31 deadline without serious enticement, J.P. Ricciardi offered the following to Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden today regarding Marlon Byrd:

JP Ricciardi - special assistant to GM of Mets told us - on Marlon Byrd- "it would have to be something serious for us to move him"

— Jim Duquette (@Jim_Duquette) July 13, 2013