In 53 games this season, Byrdak is 2-2 with a 4.76 ERA in 28 1/3 innings.
In addition, while the Mets would seemingly consider moving Daniel Murphy, offers from other teams have been much lower than it would take to trade him and a club source said they wouldn't trade Murphy for a reliever.
Murphy has hit .303 with three home runs and 46 RBI in 366 at-bats over 98 games.
[avatar name="baron"]Michael Baron: Byrdak has had two problems this season. First off, he has been way overused. He leads the Major Leagues with 52 appearances – he has appeared in eight games since the All-Star Break alone. In addition, due to the fact the Mets have not carried a second left-handed reliever for most of the season, Byrdak has been left to face more batters than he should, and has faced right-handers too much as a result. Interestingly enough, the two home runs Byrdak has allowed have come against left-handers, but he’s faced 43 right-handers this season and they own a .395 on-base percentage against him. If Byrdak was used properly – and that is only against left-handers – he would probably be more successful. But the large number of appearances over the last year and a half could be taking it’s toll on Byrdak at this point and could most certainly scare other clubs away.