|Nov. 12 9:29 AM PT10:29 AM MT11:29 AM CT12:29 PM ET12:29 ET17:29 GMT1:29 CST10:29 AM MST12:29 PM EST12:59 PM VEN21:29 UAE11:29 AM CT-Byrd is closing in on an agreement with the Philadelphia Phillies after rebounding to hit a career-high 24 homers this year for the New York Mets and Pittsburgh.
Analysis: The 36-year-old outfielder was acquired by the Pirates on Aug. 27 and hit .364 in six postseason games, with one homer and five RBIs. He batted .291 during the season and had 88 RBIs, one short of his career best.
|Sep. 29 10:25 AM PT11:25 AM MT12:25 PM CT1:25 PM ET13:25 ET17:25 GMT1:25 CST10:25 AM MST12:25 PM EST12:55 PM VEN21:25 UAE12:25 PM CT-Byrd went 3 for 4 with his 24th home run in Saturday's 8-3 victory over the Reds.
Analysis: Byrd has gone 6 for 8 with four RBIs in this series to help Pittsburgh pull away from the Reds for the NL's top wild-card spot.
|Aug. 29 12:21 PM PT1:21 PM MT2:21 PM CT3:21 PM ET15:21 ET19:21 GMT3:21 CST12:21 PM MST2:21 PM EST2:51 PM VEN23:21 UAE2:21 PM CT-Byrd homered in his Pittsburgh debut, connecting for his career-best 22nd of the season in the Pirates' 7-1 win over the Brewers.
Analysis: Byrd didn't wait long to add some pop to Pittsburgh's lineup and continues to swing a hot bat as he has recorded a .995 OPS over his last 15 games with 14 RBIs.
|Aug. 27 12:06 PM PT1:06 PM MT2:06 PM CT3:06 PM ET15:06 ET19:06 GMT3:06 CST12:06 PM MST2:06 PM EST2:36 PM VEN23:06 UAE2:06 PM CT-The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets.
Analysis: Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington announced the deal on Tuesday afternoon. Byrd, 35, is hitting .285 with 21 home runs and 71 RBIs this season and will give the Pirates needed depth in the outfield while leadoff hitter Starling Marte recovers from a wrist injury.
|Aug. 21 9:55 AM PT10:55 AM MT11:55 AM CT12:55 PM ET12:55 ET16:55 GMT0:55 CST9:55 AM MST11:55 AM EST12:25 PM VEN20:55 UAE11:55 AM CT-Byrd homered for the second straight day in New York's 5-3 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday.
Analysis: The veteran continues to finish the season strong, posting a 1.195 OPS while collecting at least one hit in eight of his last nine contests.
|Aug. 20 10:08 AM PT11:08 AM MT12:08 PM CT1:08 PM ET13:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 CST10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE12:08 PM CT-Byrd was 2 for 5 with his 20th homer and third in six games in the Mets' 6-1 win at Minnesota on Monday.
Analysis: It's only the second time the 35-year-old has ever hit 20 homers in a season. He's batting .400 over his last eight games with four doubles and eight RBIs.
|Aug. 19 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET17:24 GMT1:24 CST10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST12:54 PM VEN21:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Byrd had another multihit game Sunday, going 2 for 4 and driving in a run in a 4-3 loss to San Diego.
Analysis: Byrd has two or more hits in five of his last seven contests, going 12 for 30 (.400) with six extra-base hits and seven RBIs.
|Aug. 15 1:11 PM PT2:11 PM MT3:11 PM CT4:11 PM ET16:11 ET20:11 GMT4:11 CST1:11 PM MST3:11 PM EST3:41 PM VEN0:11 UAE (+1)3:11 PM CT-Byrd had three hits, including a three-run homer, in the Mets' 5-4 loss in 12 innings to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Byrd, now batting .282, is 9 for 23 (.391) with four extra-base hits in his last seven games.
|Aug. 10 1:36 PM PT2:36 PM MT3:36 PM CT4:36 PM ET16:36 ET20:36 GMT4:36 CST1:36 PM MST3:36 PM EST4:06 PM VEN0:36 UAE (+1)3:36 PM CT-Byrd went 2 for 3 on scored Friday in a 5-4 loss at Arizona.
Analysis: Byrd has a .214 average this month.
|July 14 11:52 AM PT12:52 PM MT1:52 PM CT2:52 PM ET14:52 ET18:52 GMT2:52 CST11:52 AM MST1:52 PM EST2:22 PM VEN22:52 UAE1:52 PM CT-Byrd had two hits and an RBI in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Byrd is batting .304 with four homers and 14 RBIs in his last 16 games.
|July 10 11:19 AM PT12:19 PM MT1:19 PM CT2:19 PM ET14:19 ET18:19 GMT2:19 CST11:19 AM MST1:19 PM EST1:49 PM VEN22:19 UAE1:19 PM CT-Byrd's two-out slam capped a five-run eighth inning and the Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 10-6 on Tuesday for their third consecutive win.
Analysis: Byrd is batting .333 with two homers and seven RBIs this month.
|June 28 2:04 PM PT3:04 PM MT4:04 PM CT5:04 PM ET17:04 ET21:04 GMT5:04 CST2:04 PM MST4:04 PM EST4:34 PM VEN1:04 UAE (+1)4:04 PM CT-Byrd hit his 12th homer - a two-run shot - in a 3-2 win over Colorado on Thursday.
Analysis: It was Byrd's first homer in 11 games. He had been hitting .192 over his last seven.
|June 19 12:44 PM PT1:44 PM MT2:44 PM CT3:44 PM ET15:44 ET19:44 GMT3:44 CST12:44 PM MST2:44 PM EST3:14 PM VEN23:44 UAE2:44 PM CT-Byrd hammered out three hits, including a double, in a 6-1 win over Atlanta on Tuesday.
Analysis: Byrd may be starting to heat up, going 5 for 8 with two doubles over his last two contests.
|June 14 2:22 PM PT3:22 PM MT4:22 PM CT5:22 PM ET17:22 ET21:22 GMT5:22 CST2:22 PM MST4:22 PM EST4:52 PM VEN1:22 UAE (+1)4:22 PM CT-Byrd homered in the ninth inning, but it wasn't enough in a 2-1 loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
Analysis: Byrd has homered in each of the last two games. He has 10 homers on the season.
|June 6 12:13 PM PT1:13 PM MT2:13 PM CT3:13 PM ET15:13 ET19:13 GMT3:13 CST12:13 PM MST2:13 PM EST2:43 PM VEN23:13 UAE2:13 PM CT-Byrd homered twice in the Mets' 10-1 win over the Nationals on Wednesday.
Analysis: It was Byrd's sixth career multi-homer game.
|May 30 9:58 AM PT10:58 AM MT11:58 AM CT12:58 PM ET12:58 ET16:58 GMT0:58 CST9:58 AM MST11:58 AM EST12:28 PM VEN20:58 UAE11:58 AM CT-Byrd went 2 for 5 with a homer and two RBIs in Wednesday's 9-4 win at Yankee Stadium.
Analysis: Four of Byrd's five homers have come on the road, where he's hitting .291 - significantly better than his .208 mark at home.
|Apr. 1 3:00 PM PT4:00 PM MT5:00 PM CT6:00 PM ET18:00 ET22:00 GMT6:00 CST3:00 PM MST5:00 PM EST5:30 PM VEN2:00 UAE (+1)5:00 PM CT-Byrd had a pair of RBI singles in Monday's 11-2 win over the Padres.
Analysis: Byrd joined the team in February on a minor league deal.
|Feb. 1 4:22 PM PT5:22 PM MT6:22 PM CT7:22 PM ET19:22 ET0:22 GMT8:22 CST5:22 PM MST7:22 PM EST7:52 PM VEN4:22 UAE (+1)6:22 PM CT-The New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with Byrd, who served a 50-game suspension last season after testing positive in June for a performance enhancing drug while he was a free agent.
Analysis: An NL All-Star in 2010, Byrd was traded from the Chicago Cubs to Boston Red Sox on April 21. Boston released him on June 12. Two weeks later, MLB announced he tested positive for Tamoxifen, which can reduce side effects of steroid use and increase testosterone. Byrd hit .210 in 47 games for Boston and Chicago last season, and has hit .278 in 11 big league seasons with 82 homers and 445 RBIs.
We check in for our weekly update from Bill Belichick and get his take on the Pats win over the Texans on the road, the benching of Stevan Ridley, and Antonio Smith's thinly veiled Spygate comments after the Texans lost.
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Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
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