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Report: Royals Interested in Byrd

According to Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi, the Kansas City Royals are interested in Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd. The Royals are the second of four teams that Byrd is able to block trades to interested in the veteran right fielder’s services. As Morosi notes, the Royals, at 48-48, are on the fence right now as they have one just three out of their last ten and are now seven games...
Via Phillies Nation
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Reds Rumors: Cincinnati interested in Phillies' Marlon Byrd, Antonio Bastardo

The Cincinnati Reds didn't exactly come out of the All-Star break swinging on all cylinders. They only scored six runs in their series against the New York Yankees, while giving up 14. For those of you scoring at home, that isn't too good.In order to become a playoff contender, the Reds are going to need upgrades at the plate and on the mound, and they realize that.#452083584...
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Reds interested in Marlon Byrd and Antonio Bastardo

The trade deadline is getting closer. You can hear it in the answers that Ruben Amaro Jr. is giving to questions. “I'm not going to go through a trade deadline discussion every day,” the Phillies' general manager said before Saturday night’s game against the Braves at Turner Field. “The only thing I can tell you is we're going to try to do what we can to improve...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
7 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Rumors: Phillies' Marlon Byrd on the radar

The Seattle Mariners have expressed interest in trading for Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd, except their chances of landing him went down after he announced that the Mariners are one of the four teams on his no-trade list, writes Zach Morrison of Sports Rumor Alert.Another team interested in acquiring Byrd is the Kansas City Royals, according to Nick Cafardo of the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd reveals 4-team no-trade clause

As baseball’s trade season heats up, Marlon Byrd will be connected to any team looking for a bat. The Phillies’ rightfielder is having an excellent season. He leads the team in homers (18) and slugging (.481) and is second in RBIs (52). Byrd has been down this road before. He was traded from the Mets to the Pirates for the stretch drive last season and helped Pittsburgh get...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Marlon Byrd is the Real Marlon Byrd

This is a trade-deadline season defined by available pitching. We’ve already seen a handful of arms on the move, with more still to get dealt, and for the teams who’ve been looking for bats, there’s not nearly the same kind of market. But one player out there who’s gotten a little attention is Marlon Byrd, […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Byrd Has Four-Team NTC

Per CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury, Marlon Byrd has just four teams on his limited no-trade clause: the Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, and Toronto Blue Jays. Byrd, who turns 37 in August, leads the Phillies in home runs and slugging percentage and has a guaranteed contract through 2015 at $8 million per season. Byrd has an interesting and, perhaps, dangerous...
Via Phillies Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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