Odds & Ends: Bay, Byrd, Baez

Happy New Year everyone!  Here are some links to close out 2009..

  • MLB.com's Marty Noble isn't buying into the talk suggesting that Jason Bay won't be able to hit home runs in Citi Field.
  • Cubs GM Jim Hendry will come to regret signing Marlon Byrd, writes Keith Law of ESPN.  Law says that while Byrd could play everyday for a non-contender, he's not worthy of being the everyday center fielder for a team with playoff aspirations.
  • Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com wishes Danys Baez good luck with the Phillies, his sixth major league club.  Although he hopes that Baez will find success with the 2008 World Champions, Kubatko says that they might come to regret the contract they gave him.

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5 years 8 months ago

The Cubs signing of Byrd makes no sense to me! Considering that Theriot is the only stolen base threat in their starting lineup and they already have plenty of power on that team. Podsednik or Damen would of made more sense or even Reed Johnson, in which Johnson would of saved them sooo much more money and is an excellent defensive player with speed. Byrd proved last year that he could not hit well away from Arlington as well as only having 8 SB’s and being ranked as average, at best, defensively.