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Friday, July 14, 2006

Cubs should sign Marlon Byrd

Marlon Byrd was designated for assignment today by the Nationals and I think he would be a good low risk player to try and go acquire or even sign after 10 days. He would be an improvement over Mabry or Nevin and even if he doesn't pan out, it is not like Mabry or Nevin in the teams future plans. Also if he does well Byrd is still only 28 and could become a valuable piece off the bench or even a replacement in CF if Pierre is traded.

Mark Prior was also put on the DL today, which comes as no suprise to any Cub fan. They also brought up the great Ryan Theriot to take his place on the roster. I don't expect to see much of Theriot unless the Cubs get smart and finally dump Nefi Perez and Todd Walker soon, but I only see Walker being moved at deadline because not many GM's stupid enoug to want Nefi Perez.


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