Red Sox, Cubs Complete Marlon Byrd Trade

The Red Sox and Cubs completed the trade that sent Marlon Byrd to Boston, Alex Speier of tweets. The Red Sox are sending left-hander Hunter Cervenka to the Cubs to complete the April 21st trade that sent Byrd and cash to Boston for Michael Bowden and a player to be named.

Cervenka, 22, started the 2012 season with Class A Greenville, where he has an 8.04 ERA with 13.8 K/9 and 6.9 BB/9 in 15 2/3 innings. The 2008 27th round selection has a 5.97 ERA with 8.6 K/9 and 7.2 BB/9 in four professional seasons.

19 Responses to Red Sox, Cubs Complete Marlon Byrd Trade Leave a Reply

  1. drjayphd 3 years ago

    Cervenka had to get out. He gets confused flying over the dateline. His hands turn red cause the days change at night. Change in an instant. The days change at night. Change in an instant.

    He… had to leave… Los AngeBoston.

    • AaronAngst 3 years ago

       Probably the wrong place for this reference, but you managed to find one guy who knows what you’re talking about, anyway.

    • goner 3 years ago


  2. Devern Hansack 3 years ago

    No! I wanted it to be Byrd or Miller. Darn.

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

       LOL. Hey.. Miller they got a few good innings out of.. You know.. Those glimpses he likes to show that everyone thinks he would have been ever since he left UNC back in ’06, then he starts walking the yard every appearance?

      Seriously though.. Even Boston tossing in Miller as the PTBNL would have been an overpay.. I would have preferred them give them back byrd.. Epstein probably would have given them the classic ‘no deposit, no return” line however.. He’s like McDonald.. Nobody wants either of ’em..

      • MaineSox 3 years ago

        I know it’s an extremely small sample size, so you can’t draw any conclusions from it, but Miller hasn’t walked a single batter in the majors this season (and for him, going 2 batters without a walk is a good sign).

        • johnsilver 3 years ago

          It’ll change.. You just know it will.. Probably not a bigger Miller fan on these boards than me, but even I know it’s true.

          Have watched him since his UNC days, wanted him to be “the man” with both the Fish and Boston.. Still do.. Don’t get me wrong now, but so many times he just regresses after showing flashes of the guy he was at UNC..

          The worst part?? He is one of the few guys can say has actually played on 3 teams that dearly love to watch.. UNC, Boston and the Fish.. Now if he could just do something POSITIVE at the MLB level on a sustained level…

          • Zach 3 years ago

            And how could it not change with all this positive support youre giving him!? (Sarcasm)

  3. myk13 3 years ago

    did the Padres and Cubs ever complete the compensation for Hoyer yet? I remember reading they would receive a player towards the end of spring training but never saw anything else

  4. cashner was for rizzo and someone else i believe

  5. jammin502 3 years ago

    Makes you wonder if the Cubs and BoSox are talking about another trade.  It seems like they finalized the Theo compensation right before the Byrd trade happened…

  6. So…Bowden and this guy for essentially 5m+ in cash and Byrd?  That seems like a fleecing.  Cubs got nothin’.

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

       Boston didn’t get anything either.. Wonder if Epstein wants Byrd back??

    • MaineSox 3 years ago

      What did you expect to get for a 6th outfielder?

  7. MaineSox 3 years ago

    He’s the typical lottery ticket kind of guy, good velocity for a lefty with decent breaking stuff, but the command/control are lacking, and his conditioning is questionable.  He’s young, and in A ball, which means he has time to figure this stuff out, but it also means that there is a very good chance that he never makes the majors.

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