Marlon Byrd Trade Doesn’t Necessarily Signal a Callup of Brett Jackson by Cubs

April 22, 2012 by  

Many Cubs fans feel that just because they traded centerfielder Marlon Byrd to the Boston Red Sox, it automatically follows that prospect Brett Jackson and perhaps even first baseman Anthony Rizzo will be called up to the big league club immediately. But that is not necessarily so.

One clue that the Cubs didn't trade Byrd simply to immediately call up Jackson is that Cubs GM Jed Hoyer admitted that they had been talking about acquiring relief help since the winter and we know that the Cubs had no i...

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