Chicago Cubs Find Their Center Fielder in Marlon Byrd

Posted: 31st December 2009 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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Center field as really been a black hole for the Chicago Cubs during the 2000Æs.
They started off the decade with the legendary Damon Buford and over the last 10 years have had players like Gary Matthews Jr., Corey Patterson, Juan Pierre, Jacque Jones, Alfonso Soriano, Reed Johnson, Jim Edmonds, and Kosuke Fukudome patrol center field. Either players they had playing center werenÆt very good overall (Patterson), or not very good defensively (Soriano), or were a short-term solution (Edmonds). Today, the Cubs hope they have finally found a long-term solution to their center field problemsûat least for the next three years. According to Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago , the Cubs have signed former Texas Ranger Marlon Byrd to a three-year, $15 million dollar contract. Not a bad start to th ...

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