And he doesn’t even play for them anymore.
The right fielder — who was excellent for the Amazin’s in 2013 before being traded to the Pirates — signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Phillies in November.
The 36-year-old veteran remains close with several Mets players, and he worked out with Lucas Duda and Josh Satin in the offseason.
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Byrd still has a tremendous amount of respect for the organization that took a flyer on him last year and paved the way for his lucrative deal with Philadelphia. And unlike many, he’s not at all surprised that the Mets are off to a hot start and winning games.
“The chemistry over in that clubhouse … there’s a reason that the team’s winning over there,” Byrd said, according to WFAN’s Ed…
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