Mets trade Marlon Byrd on day of his T-shirt giveaway

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Earlier on Tuesday afternoon, the Mets traded Marlon Byrd (and John Buck) to the Pirates for a minor leaguer and a player to be named later. It's a sound move by a fourth-place team, turning a soon-to-be free agent outfielder having a career year into pieces for the future.

There's just one small problem though. The Mets are giving away Marlon Byrd-themed "Let It Fly" shirts at Citi Field tonight. Here's the promotion info and here's the shirt a few lucky thousand will receive:

You know what that means, right? Collector's item!

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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