Player Profile #186: Marlon Byrd | OF | PHI

It may have taken until his age-35 season, but Marlon Byrd is finally fantasy relevant. Over the last two seasons, the outfielder has averaged 24.5 homers and 86.5 RBI, extremely serviceable numbers that made him the 22nd-ranked OF in 2013 and the 37th-ranked OF in 2014. Last year I swapped Shin-Soo Choo for Byrd in one of my more competitive leagues — would you have expected...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies attempted to trade Ryan Howard to Orioles

Getty Images The Orioles remain interested in Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd. They however are not as interested in first baseman Ryan Howard who the Phillies offered in a package for Byrd reports MASN. Howard still possesses some power in his swing with 23 home runs last season but produced juast a .223/.310/.380 line wit 190 strike outs across 152 games last season. Owed $50...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Hot Stove: Rollins, Hamels, Byrd, Bastardo

(Getty images) Since the signing of Jon Lester by the Chicago Cubs the Phillies hot stove has been heating up. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman is reporting that Jimmy Rollins is contemplating waiving his no-trade clause to go to the Dodgers if the Phillies and Dodgers can find a match. This is the first time we have heard that Rollins is considering waiving his no-trade clause. In the...
Via Phillies Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles and Phillies discussing Marlon Byrd trade

The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly in discussions with the Philadelphia Phillies to acquire 37-year old outfielder Marlon Byrd. Byrd is due to earn $8 million in 2015, and has a vesting option for 2016. In 154 games with the Phillies last season, Byrd hit .264/.312/.427, not far from his career line of .278/.333/.427. He slugged 25 home runs and drove in 85 runs, but struck out...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

All the latest from the Winter Meetings

Links below for all the key goings-on out in San Diego at the MLB Winter Meetings thus far… -Phillies Nation’s Corey Seidman writes for CSN that the free agent starting pitcher market is of great interest to the Phils and should impact the trade market for lefty Cole Hamels. -Interim team president Pat Gillick spoke of the rebuilding process and getting the roster younger. ...
Via Phillies Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Outfielder Marlon Byrd Is "On The Orioles' Radar Screen"

The Baltimore Orioles seemed destined to re-sign their incumbent outfielder, Nick Markakis. However, that deal fell apart and Markakis signed with his hometown Atlanta Braves. This was in addition to losing designated hitter Nelson Cruz to the Seattle Mariners. So, the Orioles will be on the hunt for offense and...
Via Philliedelphia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels Trade Price Is "Out Of Line"; Phillies Could Move Marlon Byrd At Winter Meetings

The baseball Winter Meetings are about to commence in San Diego, California. Executives from all 30 major league teams will be present, and since everyone is in one place at the same time, the time is one of the busiest of the offseason for trades. Jayson Stark of posted...
Via Philliedelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Traded or not, Marlon Byrd is a good comeback story

I mentioned a couple weeks ago how it is almost a guarantee that Marlon Byrd will be traded. With the Winter Meetings just two days away, it could happen very soon. Before he goes, I think it is important to look back at a player with a pretty remarkable comeback story.
Via PhilsBaseball
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasmani Tomas May Not Land in Philadelphia

This morning on 94.1 WIP-FM, Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki was on and was asked about the latest on Cuban outfielder, Yosmani Tomas. What Zolecki said did not sound promising for fans hoping that the young, premiere outfielder would land in Philadelphia this offseason. “He’s getting closer (to making a decision on a team), I don’ know if it’ll be the Phillies though...
Via Phillies Nation
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd will be traded by Phillies

Why the Phillies will trade Marlon Byrd
Via PhilsBaseball
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasmany Tomas Signing Elsewhere Could Kill A Marlon Byrd Trade

"They owe it to their fans", baseball agent Jay Alou told Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News. The Phillies most certainly do. Signing free agent outfielder Yasmany Tomas would not only be the addition of one young piece that would change the mood of the Philadelphia fanbase and the...
Via Philliedelphia
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies trying to trade Ryan Howard

#456222996 / Earlier this morning we learned that the Phillies were open for business and that Marlon Byrd was getting a good deal of interest in the early going. All star players are on the table. The one move that might seem to clear space for younger players and...
Via Philliedelphia
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Are Ready, Willing To Deal Star Players; Marlon Byrd Getting Interest

#456165700 / The Phillies got a really helpful assist from starting pitcher A.J. Burnett last night, when he declined to exercise a $12.75 million contract option so that he could spend his final days in baseball with a contender. That may be what sets the tone going forward for...
Via Philliedelphia
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

With Phillies' trade market open, clubs want Byrd in hand

The Phillies are willing to move any player on their roster, but their most popular target in early trade discussions might surprise you. According to major-league sources, it's right fielder Marlon Byrd. While Byrd is 37, he hit 25 home runs last season, more than any free-agent outfielder but Nelson Cruz. He also is under contract for just $8 million next season, but by making...
Via Fox Sports
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

MLBTR Releases 2014-15 Free Agent Predictions

Every year, MLB Trade Rumors releases free agent predictions at the start of the off-season. The predictions are in no way accurate, and shouldn’t be seen as anything more than entertainment. For example, last year they had A.J. Burnett and Marlon Byrd returning to Pittsburgh, along with Carlos Beltran, Stephen Drew, Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta, Josh Johnson, and Tim Hudson as...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies are front runners for Yasmany Tomas

The Philadelphia Phillies ended this season on a horrible note. From injuries to aging players, the franchise is currently on the downswing. With that being said, they could be adding a player that would help the franchise immediately. According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, he reports that “people involved in the process now identify the Phillies as strong contenders...
Via Total Sports Live
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Flipping the Marlon Byrd revisited

Yesterday I wrote about Marlon Byrd and the fact that he did something no other player has ever done before by striking out 150 times more than he walked. I did mention that Byrd did have a good offensive season. But my over-arching point was that he could have done better sans the strikeouts. That post was syndicated by It's About the Money, the other site I write for. And one...
Via The Flagrant Fan
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Whiffing wonders - flipping a Marlon Byrd

Anyone who has read my stuff for a while understands that I am not fond of strikeouts. I have often jousted against the notion that an out is an out is an out. I respectfully disagree. Strikeouts give the batter no opportunity to have anything other than an out where a batted ball will give the batter a 30% chance to get on base. One of the few scenarios where a strikeout is better...
Via The Flagrant Fan
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

MAG Surrenders Tenth-Inning HR, Phils Lose 8-6

The Phillies out-hit the A’s thirteen to nine but fell short in the column that counts: runs. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez allowed a tenth-inning Nate Freiman single before Josh Donaldson drove a 94 MPH fastball to center field, ending the game in favor of the Athletics, 8-6. Byrd Starts Hot Marlon Byrd doubled in the first inning, scoring Chase Utley. In the top of the third, Byrd...
Via Phillies Nation
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Look to Play Spoiler to the Marlin's Wild Card Hopes

#180340707 / Yesterday, the Phillies (67-79) finished a four game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates (77-69) taking the loss. In the series, the Phillies went one and three. In yesterday’s loss, the Phillies lost 4-1, only scoring a run the ninth inning when Carlos Ruiz drove in Marlon Byrd....
Via Philliedelphia
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Flashback: Why 19 Is Greater Than 69

This is an article I wrote exactly 365 days ago, when the Mets initially traded John Buck and Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later, which turned out to be Vic Black. As you can see, I was a huge fan of the trade at the time, but little did I know that one year later, Herrera would be the Mets’ top hitting prospect,...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 27, 2014  |  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
August 18, 2014  |  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
August 07, 2014  |  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 Baseball Essential
August 06, 2014  |  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
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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