Originally written on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 4/21/12
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Well, that didn't take long.  Say goodbye to Michael Bowden and hello to Marlon Byrd. 

CSNNE's Sean McAdam confirmed the trade via Twitter:

Baseball source: Byrd to Red Sox for Michael Bowden and PTBNL done. Cubs will pick up "most'' of Byrd's $6.5 million.

I don't know that Byrd is an upgrade over anybody, but it does give us some decent outfield depth.  And if the Cubbies are willing to pay for the majority of his contract, and we just have to give up Bowden (who we already gave up on)?  This was a no-brainer.

Cherington finally, FINALLY!, pulls off a good move... or maybe I'm just in a good mood thanks to the Sox' 9-0 lead on New York.

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