Come To Think Of It: For Chicago Cubs, Marlon Byrd Is the Word

December 17, 2009 by  

Now that the Cubs' first choice, Mike Cameron, has been signed by the Boston Red Sox, it appears that former Ranger Marlon Byrd is the target of choice for GM Jim Hendry in his ongoing search for a center fielder.

The caveat, of course, is that Hendry has to move Milton Bradley before he can add payroll, so signing Byrd is no sure thing. By the time some team agrees to pay even $2 million of the $21 million owed Bradley, Byrd may be gone.

Or, if a team like the Rays insist on trading Pat Burrell to the Cubs, they would have to flip him to another team before mov...

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