"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
so why havent we heard who claimed him yet???
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.
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."
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.
I'm a pretty big Walt defender but the decision not to claim Byrd last year was puzzling and a big mistake
"If this was a court of law, the cross examination would go after the credibility of the witness." Homer Bailey on Latos snarking on the team after his trade