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MARLON BYRD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Marlon Byrd celebrates 38th birthday with hits party

Marlon Byrd certainly knows how to throw a birthday party for himself. In the Giants' 7-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday at AT&T Park, Byrd went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a triple, and four RBI on the day of his 38th birthday. "I got enough carry, enough backspin to get the ball off the fence twice," Byrd said. "It was just one of those days where the swing's feeling...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Byrd Knocks In Four, But Giants Can’t Overcome Heston’s Rough Start In 7-5 Loss

Successful games from Brandon Belt, Buster Posey, and Marlon Byrd weren’t enough to make up for an early deficit from Chris Heston, as the San Francisco Giants fell to the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5 on Sunday afternoon. After being optioned to Triple-A Sacramento to make room for Mike Leake, Heston made his return to San Francisco in place of the struggling and injured Matt Cain....
Via BaySportsNet
3 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Byrd confident, understands role as he joins Giants in pennant chase

Marlon Byrd has played for seven teams in the past four years, which has hardened him to quickly adjust to playing with his latest team, the San Francisco Giants. "I know what I need to do," said Byrd, who is now 37 years old and in his 14th season in the majors. "I know I don't need to come over here and be Superman. I just need to play my game and help this team win games." Ironically...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Marlon Byrd providing a spark

When news broke that right fielder Hunter Pence would be going back on the DL for a third time this season with a moderate oblique strain, it made the San Francisco Giants ramp up their search for finding an outfielder before the waiver deadline. The Giants acquired Marlon Byrd and cash from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for double-A RHP Stephen Johnson. The Giants almost traded...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd brings ‘old man strength’ to Giants’ ailing outfield

With both Angel Pagan and Hunter Pence on the disabled list, the San Francisco Giants are in dire need of an outfielder who can help the team’s playoff push. Byrd brings professionalism and experience to the team, and at the age of 37 he still has plenty of pop in his bat with 19 home runs this season. That said, he is just hitting .237 with a .286 on base percentage which...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Evans breaks down what Giants like in Marlon Byrd

The San Francisco Giants needed an outfielder, all themore so with star right fielder Hunter Pence recently injuring his oblique, butwhat was it in Marlon Byrd that appealed the Giants?Byrd, a 37-year-old veteran outfielder, has been in highdemand for contending teams over the past few seasons, as the Giants are his sixthteam in four years.This season with the Cincinnati Reds, the...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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

Philadelphia Phillies: Breaking down the outfield

The Philadelphia Phillies outfield could definitely improve after last season, and health will be a big factor in that.  Domonic Brown will continue to start in left field after finally having his breakout season last year, missing only 23 games.  Marlon Byrd mans right field after returning to Philadelphia this offseason, but he’s 36 and may not match his career year from last...
Via isportsweb.com
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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