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FG on Fox: Marlon Byrd, Ben Lively, and Deception

The Phillies just traded Marlon Byrd to the Reds for a pitcher that couldn’t crack Cincinnati’s top ten prospect lists. Could the Phillies have done better than Ben Lively for their asset? The answer to that question depends on deception. Even though Byrd’s old, he’s been an above-average player the last two years, and he’s […]
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

A Post-Byrd Roster and Prospects Look

A lock to make it? Well, the Phillies are certainly in rebuilding mode now. They traded their third veteran this off-season yesterday, sending Marlon Byrd to the Cincinnati Reds for prospect pitcher Ben Lively. Byrd joins Jimmy Rollins, Antonio Bastardo, and Roberto Hernandez amongst the jettisoned, and Lively becomes the...
Via Philliedelphia
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Comparing the Phillies' Byrd Trades of 2005 and 2014

Wednesday afternoon, the Phillies traded Marlon Byrd, 37, to the Cincinatti Reds in exchange for right-handed pitching prospect Ben Lively, 22. Lively was ranked the 12th-best prospect in the Reds' organization according to Baseball America's 2015 Prospect Handbook. In 26 starts combined with A+ and AA ranked teams within the...
Via Philliedelphia
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Unless the Phillies Acquire Someone, Domonic Brown Should Play

After trading away incumbent right fielder Marlon Byrd, Phillies GM said that Domonic Brown will likely get a shot in right field in 2015. This was not welcome news for some Phillies fans, who tired of the Domonic Brown that they watched play the latter part of 2013 and all...
Via Philliedelphia
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Acquire Marlon Byrd From Phillies

The Cincinnati Reds have acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for RHP prospect Ben Lively. Byrd, 37, hit 25 home runs and drove in 85 runs for the Phillies last year, and owned a slash line of .264/.312/.445 in 591 plate appearances. Byrd was involved in the 2013 August trade along with John Buck that netted the Mets Dilson Herrera and Vic Black...
Via Mets Merized Online
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds acquire Marlon Byrd, for some reason

Fresh off of selling off two-fifths of their rotation and making no other offseason moves of note, the Cincinnati Reds have chosen to trade for outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Phillies. Sources: #Phillies and #Reds have a deal involving Marlon Byrd. RHP Ben Lively one of players headed to PHI. Announcement coming today. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 31, 2014 ...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Reportedly Complete Trade Of Marlon Byrd To Cincinnati Reds

We heard the other day that a Marlon Byrd trade to the Cincinnati Reds fell through. However, we also learned was a chance that it would still get done. Today, the Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds agreed on a deal that sent Byrd to the Reds, according to a report....
Via Philliedelphia
26 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
28 days ago  |  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...
December 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

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