So Far in 2010, Marlon Byrd Is the Word for the Chicago Cubs

April 29, 2010 by  

When your top offseason acquisition is a hitting coach, you know it was a quiet winter.

But Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd is doing his best to get people talking about him—rather than hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo.

Byrd was overlooked when he was brought into the fold on the last day of 2009. The impending New Year (and an episode of Jersey Shore, as I recall) was on more minds than Marlon was.

Byrd had a very quiet 20-home run, 89-RBI season a year ago, and it was easy to dismiss his signing as "just another guy."

People pointed out that Rangers Ballpark was a hitter's park, and he was hidden—and not taken seriously—in a deep Te...

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