The @Phillies sign OF Marlon Byrd to 2-year, $16 million contract with club/vesting option for 2016.
CBS Philly "The Phillies will sign outfielder Marlon Byrd, the Mike and Ike Show on 94WIP are reporting. A source tells Barkann the Phillies will sign the 35 year-old outfielder. Byrd played with the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013. Byrd started his 12-year MLB career with the Phillies in..." November 12
Source says Marlon Byrd deal is two years, $16 million. #phillies
Also, hearing Mets touched base with Marlon Byrd’s people in the last few days.
CBSSports.com "Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd has been claimed off waivers by an unknown team sources said and the Mets could try to trade him. With his low salary ($700000) and surperb season it is likely he was claimed by multiple teams but only the first eligible will have a chance t trade for him. That would..." August 27
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates have acquired veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets in a trade Tuesday a source confirmed to the Post-Gazette. The Pirates also got cash as part of the deal and the Mets will receive minor league shortstop Dilson Herrera and a player to be named..." August 27
As of 12:30 Eastern no traction for the Mets on either Marlon Byrd or Bobby Parnell.
Source: Mets fielding inquiries on Byrd but they don't like offers thus far. Sense is he won't be moved unless offers improve...
The Mets are not in any trade dialogue about Bobby Parnell and a little about Marlon Byrd but nothing serious at this point.
Newark Star-Ledger "Marlon Byrd feels the trade winds blowing through Citi Field. At 35, he knows he’s not part of the Mets’ long-term future. But he continues to produce. He had a clutch run-scoring single in the first inning yesterday to spark a three-run outburst and finished 2-for-4 with a run scored in the..." July 21
The only two teams with any serious interest in Marlon Byrd this winter were the New York Mets and the Cleveland Indians.
Hardball Talk "After a lost year, Marlon Byrd has exceeded all expectations this season by batting .263 with 15 home runs, 49 RBI, and an .804 OPS through 77 games With the Mets unlikely to make a run at things, many have logically speculated that the club will attempt to sell high by the trade deadline later..." July 13
Newark Star-Ledger "Marlon Byrd walks around the Mets clubhouse with one of two items seemingly always in hand: a bat or an iPad. Sometimes both. With a bat, usually splattered in pine tar, the veteran outfielder constantly takes air swings, regularly fine-tuning his stroke as he walks through the room or sits in..." June 08
New York Post "Terry Collins flipped the Byrd at conventional wisdom last night and watched his Mets lineup enjoy rare success. Instead of using his lefty-hitting platoon players against Nationals right-hander Dan Haren, the manager — citing the numbers — went with a righty unit that included Marlon..." June 06
New York Post "Marlon Byrd was expecting a close play at the plate and knew he had to make a strong throw. To the right fielder’s surprise, Darwin Barney was in the next zip code as the ball arrived into catcher John Buck’s glove in the eighth inning yesterday at Wrigley Field. The throw beat Barney to the..." May 18
New York Daily News "Heading into spring training last month, Terry Collins said he expected Marlon Byrd to be his starting right fielder, provided he still had enough left in the tank. Now that Byrd has had an outstanding spring, batting .324 in Grapefruit League play, it appears to be the case. According to one..." March 20
Newark Star-Ledger "For the first time in his career, Marlon Byrd decided he needed to play winter ball. Thirty-five years old and with 11 major-league seasons behind him, he left for Mexico in late September. The driving force, Byrd says, was not redemption for a reputation sullied by a positive drug test and..." March 13
Bergen Record "Scraping the barnacles off his 2012 calendar year – a 50-game suspension, a .210 batting average – Marlon Byrd found three pieces he considered worth salvaging. He got to live in Mexico. He learned to speak Spanish. He found a glare-free corner of the globe, a secluded spot where he could..." March 05
New York Post "Terry Collins flipped the Byrd yesterday at the idea a right-field platoon will be necessary for the Mets in 2013. With the arrival of Marlon Byrd at spring training, the Mets manager made it clear he can envision the 35-year-old veteran claiming right field on a full-time basis. Byrd joins a..." February 16