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MARLON BYRD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Newcomer Byrd knows Reds looking for more than offense

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Marlon Byrd knows the Reds traded for him because they think he'll bring them more than just another run producer in left field. Cincinnati is hoping the 14-year veteran also helps with a clubhouse that's still got a lot of young players. Byrd notes that he's been demoted, suspended and traded, so can help everyone learn from his experience. The Reds got Byrd...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Tabata Changed His Swing After Talking With Marlon Byrd

Yesterday, Jose Tabata put one on the roof of the batting cages over the left-field fence at Pirate City. Today, he added two more. By that pattern, he should hit three over the high fence in left in batting practice tomorrow. It’s only batting practice, but the power to left field is surprising. Tabata didn’t hit any home runs in 186 plate appearances in the majors last year...
Via Pirates Prospects
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Byrd solve Reds problems in left field?

Marlon Byrd has played 13 seasons in Major League Baseball. The Reds are the eighth organization he will have played for when Year 14 starts in April. It's not like he can't stick with a team. His services have been in demand. The Reds hope his services will fill the void that has been left field the last two seasons. They hope that even at the age of 37, Byrd can produce as he has...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
20 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

Storyline: Trading Odds for the Phillies

Of the eight Philadelphia Phillies still on the block to swap by August 1, Marlon Byrd would be the stud with the lowest payout for a betting man. To date, what has Ruben Amaro Jr. received? There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week. Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: Gambling for Tomorrow. Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents...
Via isportsweb.com
December 24, 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

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

WATCH: Marlon Byrd breaks his bat on a swing and miss

Marlon Byrd had one of the oddest scenarios occur that you will ever see on Sunday as his Phillies took on the Mets. Byrd came to the plate in the 6th inning of a 2-2 tie ballgame and swung and missed on a pitch from Jonathan Niese, and during the swing he somehow broke his bat. The bat literally made no contact with the ball, but somehow broke into two pieces. We are very confused...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 01, 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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