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MARLON BYRD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dodgers' Justin Turner a different hitter since working with Marlon Byrd

Justin Turner may owe his renaissance as a hitter to Marlon Byrd. While the two were with the Mets in 2013, the veteran Byrd passed along a bit of advice to the young Turner about getting in front of the ball at the plate:“The old saying is ‘stay back stay back stay back.’ Well, he was talking about doing the opposite,” said Turner. “Not backing the ball up, going out and...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Turner, Marlon Byrd, and an Education in Hitting

Justin Turner isn’t Babe Ruth — mostly because only Babe Ruth is Babe Ruth. Of late, however, Turner’s numbers have been Ruthian in nature. Consider: since the beginning of 2014, only two hitters in all of baseball have been better than Turner, pound for pound. Two hitters! All this after the Mets released him. Turns […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  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

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

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

Storyline: Full Circle to the Philadelphia Phillies

While everybody locally examined their wish list of right-handed sluggers, the Philadelphia Phillies signed Marlon Byrd. How long will it take the fans to embrace him again? (Byrd’s photo with the Phillies @ Tal Venada) TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers:  This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects...
Via isportsweb.com
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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