• Marlon Byrd And Free Agent Overpays

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 13, 2013
    There’s no doubt Marlon Byrd made a big impression during his short stay with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013. The first big name off the board is Marlon Byrd, who agreed to a two year, reported $16 million deal with the Philadelphia Ruben Amaros . Byrd, of course, signed a two-year, $16 million deal with the rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies. Simply put, in a six-week span, Byrd became the word and the man in the Steel City, quickly winning over a fanbase that was craving postseason success after a 21-year drought. It’s simple supply and demand economics; teams have more money to spend on filling holes in their rosters, yet there are fewer and fewer players available to fill those holes.
    • Tony Sanchez expresses his sadness over Marlon Byrd’s departure from Pittsburgh

      There’s no doubt Marlon Byrd made a big impression during his short stay with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013. After being acquired from the New York Mets along with catcher John Buck on Aug, 27, Byrd hit .318 with three home runs and 17 RBIs over 30 gam…
      Source: yahoo.com

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