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MARLON BYRD RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd Could Prove Pivotal to San Francisco Giants Playoff Run

(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) If there’s one thing the San Francisco Giants front office has been able to do well in recent years (aside from a little something called World Series championships) it’s taking players from the scrap heap and turning them into key contributors for the stretch run. Brian Sabean and Bobby Evans have seemingly done it again this year with...
Via The Sports Journal
4 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
5 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
6 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Trade Marlon Byrd to the San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants had been in on the Chase Utley sweepstakes, but lost out to their rivals in Los Angeles. The Giants couldn’t sit still and let the Dodgers get the upper hand, so they added to their outfield on Thursday afternoon. They traded Double A right hander Stephen Johnson to the Reds in exchange for Marlon Byrd. Byrd can play all three outfield positions and he’ll...
Via The Fantasy Fix
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reds trade Marlon Byrd, call up Ryan LaMarre, promote several others

You try to go out and have a nice bike ride through the park on a gorgeous afternoon and the Cincinnati Reds go out and make all kinds of moves. The biggest news of the day is that the Reds have traded outfielder Marlon Byrd to the San Francisco Giants for minor league reliever Stephen Johnson. More on Johnson below. The Reds, needing to fill the roster spot vacated by Byrd’s...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
9 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
9 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
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