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The Mariners are scouting Marlon Byrd

Jul 11, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

Marlon Byrd AP

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Mariners recently scouted the Phillies’ Marlon Byrd.

Makes sense, as they could use a righty with pop. Byrd has 18 homers and has driven in 52 runs this season and has a .261/.313/.481 batting line. He’s not super expensive either, as he is on a two-year $16 million deal. And of course, Byrd could DH in Seattle.

  1. ironcurtin64 - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    This is the guy the Mariners absolutely need! But now that it’s been “reported”, it won’t happen.

    • clydeserra - Jul 11, 2014 at 3:34 PM

      well, its also reoprted that he has a no trade clause for seattle, so there is that

  2. 18thstreet - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    Take Gomes! Take Gomes!

    • ironcurtin64 - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:04 PM

      Sadly, that would be an improvement over Ackley.

  3. drewzducks - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    Rumor has it that Reuben is targeting Willie Bloomquist.

  4. DelawarePhilliesFan - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    SO Grady Sizemore will be the weak replacement for Brown….and Brown will be the weak replacement for Byrd.

    That would be a net positive (just wish they traded Brown in the off season)

    • xmatt0926x - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:27 PM

      I’ll take ANY replacement for Brown. I’ve never been so happy to see another teams castoff be called up. I hope he’s in the lineup tonight. As far the Phillies trying to trade Brown last offseason, it makes you wonder why they would even think of trading a “young and talented” hitter when they happen to be desperate for young and talented hitters.

      Something tells me they had a feeling his 6 week tear was a fluke at best.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:37 PM

        For all the well justified criticisms of Amaro – he has been quite adept and knowing when to cash a chip on a young guy with Triple A or MLB experience (refer to the stellar post Phillies careers of J.A. Happ, Vance Worley and Kyle Drabek to name a few). Brown had been a bust, then had an All Star year last year…but really, remove May from the equation, and how good was it? And how well would be at making the inevitable adjustments teams would make on him, now that he was an All Star?

        I’m not saying it would not have been a risk, but a lot of people were saying they should have pulled the plug on Brown while they still could get something in return. In hindsight, those people were right. And usually RAJ is good at seeing when these guys have peaked (he suck at just about everything else)

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