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    Re: Byrd Claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    How is Skip Schumaker a major league bat? The guy is sporting a sub 600 OPS and 287 obp. He sucks.
    Skip's been good before, but Chris? How is he a MLB bat?
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    Re: Byrd Claimed

    so why havent we heard who claimed him yet???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfansince72 View Post
    so why haven't we heard who claimed him yet???
    They had 48 hrs to work out a deal. If they can't make a deal, the Phillies will revoke waivers and you may or may not ever hear which team it was.

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    Re: Byrd Claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    Skip's been good before, but Chris? How is he a MLB bat?
    You realize that Heisey has a higher career OPS and wOBA than Schumaker, don't you?

    Anyway, both players' struggles this year are largely (though not completely) BABiP driven, with both about 20 points off their career mark.

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    Re: Byrd Claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
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    I'm going to say anyone but a pitcher

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    Re: Byrd Claimed

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    Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd has apparently been pulled back from revocable waivers after being claimed by an as-yet-unidentified team, as he played tonight for Philadelphia. Reports suggested Byrd was claimed on or before Wednesday, and the 48.5 hour window to complete a transaction (or withdraw the claimed player) would have expired by now.

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    Re: Byrd Claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gallen5862 View Post
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/


    Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd has apparently been pulled back from revocable waivers after being claimed by an as-yet-unidentified team, as he played tonight for Philadelphia. Reports suggested Byrd was claimed on or before Wednesday, and the 48.5 hour window to complete a transaction (or withdraw the claimed player) would have expired by now.
    Does this mean we don't get to fire Walt now?
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    Re: Byrd Claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    Does this mean we don't get to fire Walt now?
    Kind of helps make the case against him doesn't it?

    The guy obviously has value, Phillies are asking too much and he hasn't cleared the August waiver wire period two years in a row.....except when Walt passed on him and let him go to the Pirates.

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    Re: Byrd Claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc D View Post
    ....except when Walt passed on him and let him go to the Pirates.
    And the Pirates gave up Dilson Herrera to get him, and they did not win a playoff series nor did they resign Byrd.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    And the Pirates gave up Dilson Herrera to get him, and they did not win a playoff series nor did they resign Byrd.
    Lots of people here use the play in game as the benchmark for "making the playoffs" so in that sense, yes they did win a playoff "series" with him.

    He was very useful for the Pirates and could have been for the Reds. Letting him pass through and land in Pittsburghs lap was one of the big black marks in Walts tenure here.

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    Re: Byrd Claimed

    I'm a pretty big Walt defender but the decision not to claim Byrd last year was puzzling and a big mistake
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    Re: Byrd Claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by kbrake View Post
    If the runner is already on second and you only need to get him to second base it could be Schumaker or Lutz or anyone else on the roster. Entire team has proved very capable of doing exactly that.
    WOW, I jacked the crap out of that post.

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