byrd-is-the-wordI can’t vouch for the veracity of this, but Evan Grant, who runs the Texas Rangers blog for the Dallas News, says that the Chicago Cubs are close to signing Marlon Byrd.

Marlon Byrd is close to getting a deal done with the Cubs. The Cubs were interested in both Byrd and Mike Cameron, but had to deal Bradley before they could act. While the Cubs were stuck, Boston signed Cameron, leaving Byrd out there. Looking for confirmation on a deal, but Byrd does appear to be the next domino to fall once the Cubs finalize the Bradley deal. Dallas News.

None of this is surprising, of course, as we had already presumed once the Bradley deal was complete, Jim Hendry would turn his laser-like focus to Marlon Byrd. A disappointment waiting to happen, Byrd would play center field, with Kosuke Fukudome heading back to right field.




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