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The Cubs go after Marlon Byrd

Dec 15, 2009, 3:20 PM EDT

Ken Rosenthal — writing on a newly-designed FOX website that puts one in mind of the New York Post, for whatever that’s worth — says that the Cubs are going strong after Marlon Byrd now that their primary outfield target Mike Cameron has been snapped up.

Worth noting that there wasn’t a single peep about the Cubs making any overtures towards Cameron in the past few weeks, so saying that the Cubs “wanted Cameron” is kind of like me saying I want Olivia Munn. I mean, maybe it’s true in the literal sense, but it’s kind of meaningless given the lack of action or even the possibility of something happening.

In any event, there are serious concerns that Byrd is a creature of the Ballpark at Arlington, and his splits bear that out (2009, 2008, 2007).

The real question: are the Cubs really going to sign a Texas Rangers free agent — represented by Seth Levinson no less — for the second winter in a row?

  1. John G - Dec 15, 2009 at 8:09 PM

    The CUBS are real naive to believe that another “Texas” project will work. Milton Bradley failed, and Byrd will also. Both Bradley and Bryd have the same namesakes “MB”. Please God make Byrd go away to someone else. Both had one good year in a homer friendly park, which Wrigley isn’t so much. 32 years old, also past his prime. Where is Adam Dunn??
    A die hard CUB fan.

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