PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – The Pirates made a splash move today in acquiring Mets Outfielder Marlon Byrd and Catcher John Buck.
Starkey, Miller and Mueller caught up with Mets beat writers Anthony DiComo of MLB.com and Ed Coleman of WFAN in New York to get their thoughts on what they’ll bring to the team.READ MORE: Duquesne Light Proposes Rate Hike
DiComo talked about Byrd’s bat obviously being an upgrade for the Pirates as well as his glove.READ MORE: Family Says They Were Escorted Out Of PNC Park By Police Over Mask Dispute
“Byrd is solid, he’s not going to blow you away with his routes or his range or anything he does, but he’s got a really, really good throwing arm which is probably his best asset,” he said. “I believe he had seven or eight outfield assists which is near the top of the league and he catches what he gets to.”
Coleman had nothing but great things to say about the year Byrd is having and what he and Buck can offer the Pirates.MORE NEWS: After Losing Job, Eric Kasperowicz Reapplies To Be Head Football Coach At Pine-Richland