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philly.com Nov 15, 2013
Marlon Byrd signing exposes the team's decision-making weaknesses
philly.com Nov 14, 2013
ORLANDO - There was no sense, Ruben Amaro Jr. said, in waiting to see how the free-agent market developed. His scouts identified Marlon Byrd as a high-priority target, and a match was made with $16 million. The Phillies general manager struck, as he often does, early in the offseason.
philly.com Nov 14, 2013
Marlon Byrd, who last played for the Phils in 2005, is eager to reconnect with old teammates.
Thirty-six-year-old outfielders coming off career years are not usually a good buy.
Bless You Boys Nov 13, 2013
The Texas Rangers are shopping one of their three middle infielders, including uber-prospect Jurickson Profar. With the news that Marlon Byrd had signed with the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday, today's post could have gone one of two ways: profile an Andy Dirks clone or dream about what could happen if the organization had an eye for Caribbean infield talent. Season PA HR RBI BB% K% AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ 2013 324 6 26 8.0% 19.4% .234 .308 .336 .291 75 Career 341 7 28 7.6% 19.6% .231 .301 .343 .290 74 Who is he? A 20 year old shortstop from Curacao -- I think they grow them on trees...
Baltimore Sun Nov 13, 2013
The Orioles continued to meet with possible trade partners and free-agent representatives on Day 2 of the general managers meetings Tuesday in Orlando, Fla. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Phillies made perhaps the most interesting move of the week so far, signing free-agent outfielder Marlon Byrd to a two-year, $16-million contract with a $8-million vesting option.
The 36-year-old outfielder hit a career-high 24 homers last season for the New York Mets and Pittsburgh, which acquired him on Aug. 27.
A person familiar with the negotiations said today that if the deal is completed it probably will be for two years and $16 million, and the agreement could be put in place soon.
philly.com Nov 13, 2013
Marlon Byrd, who has played for six teams since the Phillies traded him in 2005, returns as free agent.
New York Post Nov 12, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Early Byrd got the $16 million worm Tuesday, the first domino in a free-agent outfield sweepstakes that directly impacts the Mets. But Marlon Byrd wasn’t high...
Newark Star-Ledger Nov 12, 2013
Byrd hit a career-high 24 home runs in 2013
Rotoworld Nov 12, 2013
Phillies signed OF Marlon Byrd to a two-year, $16 million contract.
Raise the Jolly Roger! Nov 12, 2013
The first significant Pirates offseason target is off the board – Marlon Byrd and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a 2-year, $16 million deal – plus an option for a third year. Byrd, who is 36, was able to cash in on his extremely productive 2013 season and earn a multi-year deal at a […]
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Nov 12, 2013
Marlon Byrd capitalized on a comeback season with the Pirates and New York Mets when he signed a two-year, $16 million contract Tuesday with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Mets Blog | ESPN New York Nov 12, 2013
Sandy Alderson reacted Tuesday afternoon to Marlon Byrd getting a two-year, $16 million deal from Phillies GM Ruben Amaro.ORLANDO, Fla. -- Sandy Alderson expressed no shock with the $16 million the Philadelphia Phillies plan to commit to Marlon Byrd over two years -- not after the other early offseason signings, which include fellow outfielder Hunter Pence receiving $90 million over five years to remain with the San Francisco Giants.
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