After all signs pointed to the Mets doing nothing before the deadline, there is some rumbling of a possible move.
Byrd is hitting .282/.325/.512 with 17 HRs in 92 games while playing solid defense in right field. The Pirates would make sense, considering the .248/.305/.391 line from their right fielders this season.
Much like Scott Hairston last season, the Mets do not appear content to get a fringe prospect for Byrd. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reported a few days ago that the Mets were looking for a top 10-15 prospect for him.
It's unclear if the Mets' price will relent as time passes. The trade deadline is less than two hours away.