Cubs Ink Marlon Byrd To 3-Year Deal

Posted: 31st December 2009 by Danny Sisto in MLB
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Originally posted on: After long-exploring multiple trade and free agent options, the Chicago Cubs finally decided to sign 32-year old Marlon Byrd. Bruce Levine of ESPN reports that it will be a three-year contract worth $15 million. Byrd didn't hit his stride offensively until reaching Texas, having struggled previously in Washington and Philadelphia. Things changed when he became a Texas Ranger though. Over the lastáthree years, Byrd has hit .295 with a .352 on-base percentage. His OPS over this span has been well above average, resting at .820. Some would worry his offensive production is a large result of playing in the offense-friendly Arlington Park, but there may be very little to this issue now that he's moving to the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. The ...

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