MARLON BYRD NEWS

The Phils start their new home stand with a win, powered by Andres Blanco three-run blast in the bottom of the fifth, as they defeat the Mariners, 4-1.

The Phils welcome newcomer Jerome Williams with a victory, powered by Andres Blanco three-run home run, as they defeat the Mariners, 4-1. The Phils took the lead in the bottom of the third as, with two men on, and with two men out, Marlon Byrd hits an RBI double, knocking in Carlos Ruiz, who had […]
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Byrd On Pace For (Slightly) Historic Season

In this forgettable string of baseball games that we are calling the 2014 Phillies season, there is not a single thing we could look at and say “yeah, I’m going to remember this for years and years”. However, things aren’t all bad. The bullpen has been surprisingly strong, and a few hitters have been swinging the bat well–particularly the gentlemen that patrols right field...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – Angels on the doorstep

We are dangerously close to the worst nightmare for the Oakland Athletics – the Los Angeles Angels surpassing them in the AL West standings. The Angels are just a game behind the A’s, and while Oakland has the benefit of playing a sad looking Braves team this weekend, the Angels will be battling a Rangers team that gave up on playing competitive baseball in May. Could you imagine...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Missed Chances, Bullpen Struggles Amid Bumgarner’s Solid Home Start In Giants’ 5-3 Loss

Madison Bumgarner threw seven innings of excellent baseball at home, but it wasn’t enough as the bullpen allowed a late offensive attack from the Phillies and the Giants fell 5-3 in extras on Friday night. One solo shot off the bat of Marlon Byrd was all that Bumgarner would allow at Third and King, as he shut down the Phillies through seven innings of work. Today marked Bumgarners...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 121: Phillies at Angels

Philadelphia Phillies (53-67) at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (69-49) Starting Pitchers: PHI: A.J. Burnett (6-12, 4.29) vs. LAA: Jered Weaver (12-7, 3.68) Time: 10:05, Angel Stadium of Anaheim TV: CSN Weather: Sunny, 79 Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: Every time Phillies starter A.J. Burnett takes the hill this month Phillies fans know it could be his last...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard gets winning hit in 9th for Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ryan Howard had a game-ending single with two outs in the ninth inning after pinch-hitter Marlon Byrd had a tying hit and the Philadelphia Phillies pulled out a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday. Chase Utley singled, tripled, homered and drove in three runs for the Phillies, who snapped a five-game skid against the Mets. Lucas Duda and Travis d'Arnaud...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard Tops off Comeback with Walk-off Single

Late-inning comebacks used to be a common occurrence in Philadelphia.  The contending teams of the past would often pull off amazing come-from behind victories that got fans pumped.  With the 2014 Phillies far from contention, there hasn’t been much to cheer about; however, a few games this week have given fans a small taste of what that late-inning energy used to be like. ...
Via Phillies Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels Reportedly Claimed By Chicago Cubs; Could The Teams Reach A Deal?

#453118136 / gettyimages.com We learned yesterday that both Cole Hamels and Marlon Byrd were claimed on waivers by unknown teams. The Phillies have a 48-hour window with the claiming teams to work out a deal, give the player to the other team and they assume the full contract, or simply...
Via Philliedelphia
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Reliever Antonio Bastardo Says He "Should Be Somewhere Else"

Phillies were open for business this trade deadline, but failed to consumate any trades. While seemed to be a given that reliever Antonio Bastardo and outfielder Marlon Byrd would be the first to leave the team, both are still Phillies. While Byrd has publicly made comments that he wishes to...
Via Philliedelphia
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies Should Let Marlon Byrd Go To Claiming Team, No Matter What

The Phillies may have had some help in turning the page on Wednesday, when an unnamed team claimed outfielder Marlon Byrd on waivers. The Phillies have three real options: trade Byrd to the claiming team, give Byrd to the claiming team for no compensation, or pull Byrd back and keep...
Via Philliedelphia
13 days ago  |  Discuss

SOURCES: Chicago Cubs Put in Waiver Claim for Cole Hamels

Earlier on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal reported that Cole Hamels and Marlon Byrd were picked up off of waivers by a mystery team. ESPN Philadelphia’s Mike Missanelli is now reporting that his info says the Chicago Cubs were the team that put in the waiver claim for Cole Hamels. In order for this to work, the Philadelphia Phillies have to agree to this in way of a trade, and Cole Hamels...
Via Sports Mockery
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamels and Byrd Claimed By Mystery Team

The Philadelphia Phillies, who did not trade anybody at the MLB trade deadline, have another opportunity to rebuild for the future. On August 4th, the Phillies placed Marlon Byrd, Jonathan Papelbon, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Cole Hamels, and Carlos Ruiz on waivers. They would be on the waiver wire until today, Wednesday August 6th. If […]
Via On-Base Talk
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' Cole Hamels And Marlon Byrd Are Claimed On Waivers; Jonathan Papelbon Clears

A couple items of note in regards to the Phillies players that have been placed on waivers. This is not something to overreact to, but shows the options (or lack thereof) the Phillies have in making some August deals. First, Cole Hamels has been claimed on waivers, according to Ken...
Via Philliedelphia
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies News: Marlon Byrd, Cole Hamels claimed off revocable waivers, Jonathan Papelbon clears

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd and starting pitcher Cole Hamels have been claimed off revocable waivers, while closer Jonathan Papelbon has cleared waivers.Sources: Hamels claimed on revocable trade waivers by unidentified club. #Phillies have 48 hours to work out a trade or pull him back.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

3 waiver trade candidates the Mets should consider

With one of the most flurrious and activity-filled trade deadlines, the Mets decided to stand pat with the cards that they had, and there’s nothing wrong with that.  But of course, just because the July 31st trade deadline has come and gone, there still can be trades made until August 31st when the waiver trade deadline comes. Last year, Sandy Alderson architected one the best...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: 10 Players that Could be Traded in August

The July 31st trade deadline has come and gone, and there was a flurry of activity. However, impact trades frequently occur after the waiver deadline. The mechanics of an August trade are a little more complicated, as players have to clear waivers, but don’t think general managers have put down the phones yet. Here are a few players that could be moved this month. Matt Kemp Marlon...
Via Baseball News Source
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Trio of Phillies spark 2nd straight win over Nats

Three of the standouts in the Phillies’ win over the Washington Nationals Friday night would not have been Phillies if things had gone differently earlier in the week. Any team in baseball could have Roberto Hernandez, Jonathan Papelbon and Marlon Byrd. Of course, by now you know that GM Ruben Amaro Jr. didn’t believe he was offered enough in return for his available players...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Byrd’s Homer Lifts Phils Over Nats

With the game tied 1-1 in the sixth inning, Marlon Byrd launched a solo home run–his 21st on the year–to right field, which ended up being the eventual game winner. Phillies starter Robert Hernandez tossed eight strong innings, allowing just one run (unearned), and five hits. Jonathan Papelbon saved his 26th game of the year. The win guarantees at least a split in this four game...
Via Phillies Nation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Phillies Failed At The Trade Deadline

Mo Money Mo Problems Yesterday, the 4 PM MLB trade deadline came and went without a single move by the Phillies. Marlon Byrd, the player thought to be the most likely to be dealt, didn’t go anywhere. A.J. Burnett wasn’t traded, and neither were Jonathan Papelbon, Cliff Lee, or Cole Hamels. Around the league, Jon Lester was traded along with Jonny Gomes to the Athletics for...
Via Phillies Nation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee Still Starting; Marlon Byrd In Lineup As Deadline Passes

At the time of publication of this article, all members of the Phillies have not been traded. At 4:00 PM ET, the trade deadline passed and no trades were by the Phillies. The Phillies are staying put after it was heavily insisted and rumored that they were going to enter...
Via Philliedelphia
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies "Out Of Places To Trade" Marlon Byrd

Marlon Byrd may be the most talked about Phillies player at this trade deadline, and it appears he may have to stay put. In today's lineup in Washington D.C., Byrd's potential suitors appear to be falling apart. ESPN's Jayson Stark reports the Phillies may be stuck. Now hearing #Yankees are...
Via Philliedelphia
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Asking price on Marlon Byrd "extremely high"

The Phillies want an arm and a leg for one of the better power hitting corner outfielders ahead of today's trade deadline.#451162904 / gettyimages.comCBS Sports' Jon Heyman notes that the asking price on Marlon Byrd is "extremely high, with interested teams saying the Phillies would have to lower it to move him."Byrd is hitting .270/.318/.477 with 20 home runs...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies said to be asking for big prospects back for Marlon Byrd

The asking price for Marlon Byrd is said to be extremely for Marlon Byrd, with interested teams saying Philly would have to lower it to move him. Byrd should be among the Phillies most movable pieces, but there's no certainty he goes at this point. Word is, the Phillies handed Seattle a list of three good prospects, and suggested the Mariners pick two to send for Byrd. That...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: New York discussing Marlon Byrd with Phillies

Coming into the trade deadline, the New York Yankees are 55-52, but are third in the mediocre American League East division. They are only three games out of the second Wild Card. However, they feel that the team is not complete to make a postseason run. This is why the team might need to make a couple of moves at the trade deadline.The Yankees are in discussions with the Philadelphia...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: New York Yankees have talked about Marlon Byrd

According to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, he is hearing that the New York Yankees have talked to the Philadelphia Phillies about outfielder Marlon Byrd but there is nothing imminent at the moment. If you remember last week, Byrd’s name was being brought up in trade rumors with the Seattle Mariners but those talks seem to be dead in the water right about now. The Yankees...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss
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