Bobby Valentine raised an interesting point on the telecast tonight (I hated typing that): Why aren’t the Cubs shopping Marlon Byrd?
The Sprayberry High grad, adept at all three OF positions, would be a better fit for the Bravos than Ludwick or Willingham. Byrd, 33, missed some time this season after being hit in the face but has shown no ill effects since his return. He had four hits today, raising his BA to .314 with a .799 OPS.
Byrd, owed $5 million next year, will be a free agent after 2012.
- Chicago Cubs Trade Rumors: Is Jim Hendry Standing Pat? (bleacherreport.com)