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Giants decline $8 million club option on outfielder Marlon Byrd

View image | SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Giants have declined the $8 million club option for outfielder Marlon Byrd, according to Janie McCauley of The Associated Press. Byrd, 38, earned $8 million in 2015, half of which was paid by the Philadelphia Phillies as a part of...
Via Philliedelphia
19 days ago  |  Discuss

On the inequity of the 2015 NL Wild Card Game

The Wild Card races in the American and National Leagues could hardly be more different. Over in the AL, only four teams are playing at a level that would normally make them contenders, but the rules require that a fifth team qualify for the postseason, so one team from a remarkably mediocre group is going to get rewarded with a playoff spot even though they may end the year with...
Via Fangraphs
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd traded to San Francisco Giants

Continuing on with the spree of waiver trades, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd has been traded to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for AA pitcher Stephen Johnson. The Giants’ regular right fielder, Hunter Pence, was placed on the disabled list on August 18th and with Angel Pagan also on the DL, they were in desperate for some outfield help. Just two games out of the...
Via The Outside Corner
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies, Reds were close on Marlon Byrd deal

It’s been a quiet offseason in Philadelphia, which might be a good thing when you consider some of the ill-advised moves that Ruben Amaro has made in the past. However, the Phillies do need to continue their rebuilding process after trading Jimmy Rollins earlier this month, and outfielder Marlon Byrd would be the easiest player for them to move. The Phillies and Reds were reportedly...
Via The Outside Corner
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Marlon Byrd asking price 'too high'

The Philadelphia Phillies are entrenched in last place in the National League East with a record of 43-57. A team that was one of the best in baseball from 2007-2011 have hit rock bottom and are looking to rebuild. Several names have come up in trade rumors, one being power-hitting right fielder Marlon Byrd, who is in his second tour of duty with the Phillies. But will the Phillies...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vesting Options Killing Phillies Trade Prospects

Outfielder Marlon Byrd has been perhaps the Phillies’ finest offensive contributor not named Chase Utley in 2014. Leading the Phillies in homers and slugging, Byrd, at age 36, has remained healthy for the entire season and is putting up numbers comparable to those he had in his turn-back-the-clock 2013 all while being signed at a reasonable contract. Byrd should be an easy flip...
Via Phillies Nation
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd to the Seattle Mariners?

Veteran Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd has a no-trade clause that could prevent him from being traded to four teams. The Seattle Mariners are one of those teams. So the idea that Byrd could find himself traded to the Pacific Northwest doesn’t make a whole lot of sense on the surface.  That’s just on the surface. When Byrd signed his current deal back in November...
Via Sportsnaut
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phils Have “Serious Discussions” With Seattle About Byrd

According to Seattle Mariners’ beat writer Ryan Davish, Marlon Byrd has indicated he is willing to waive his no trade clause to go to Seattle in a potential deal that has reached the serious discussion stage. According to CSN Philly’s Leslie Gudel, Byrd has not yet committed to doing such.: When asked if he’d waive no-trade clause to Mariners Byrd said “the trade would have...
Via Phillies Nation
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies fan falls over tarp, onto field reaching for ball (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A Philadelphia Phillies fan fell over the tarp and onto the field while reaching to grab a foul ball during Thursday's game against San Diego.In the bottom of the fourth, Phillies leadoff batter Marlon Byrd hit a grounder into foul territory on the third base side. The Phillies fan in the front row reached over the tarp for the ball while trying...
Via Holdout Sports
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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