Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:20:30 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd is in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31, against the Washington Nationals. 1B Darin Ruf is starting at first base against the Nationals left-handed SP Gio Gonzalez, instead of 1B Ryan Howard.
Fantasy Tip: With Byrd in the lineup, it is unlikely he is traded before the non-waiver deadline today. Ryne Sandberg appears to be sticking to his platoon at first base. Howard's dwindling fantasy stock will continue to fade, if he continues to sit against left-handed pitchers. Ruf is worth owning in NL-only leagues, as long as he is getting semi-regular at-bats.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:56:06 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd is not close to being traded to the New York Yankees.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:03:06 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd might be on the move before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31. The New York Yankees have talked to the Phillies about Byrd, though no deal is close yet. The Yankees are looking to add another bat. However, the Yankees do not seem to love the $8 million salary Byrd carries for the 2015 season.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:31:04 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd is still attracting interest from the New York Yankees, but the Yanks are worried of Byrd's vesting option for the 2016 season.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:55:12 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies and Seattle Mariners continue to talk trade involving OF Marlon Byrd. However, according to a source, talks remain stalled; Byrd will waive his no-trade clause only if his option for 2016 is exercised.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:36:25 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd wants and expects to remain with the organization. Byrd said general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has not talked to him about waiving his no-trade clause.
Fantasy Tip: Byrd's fantasy value could improve if he joined a better offensive team.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:18:32 -0700
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd (foot) fouled a ball off his left foot Monday, July 28, and was hobbling, according to manager Ryne Sandberg. Sandberg expects Byrd to play Wednesday, July 30.
Fantasy Tip: Be prepared to return Byrd to lineups where you are starting him tomorrow.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:35:06 -0700
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd's absence from the starting lineup Tuesday, July 29, was a scheduled off-day.
Fantasy Tip: There is still potential for Byrd to be dealt before the trade deadline.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:05:31 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 29.
Fantasy Tip: Remove Byrd from daily-transaction leagues. He has been the subject of trade rumors, so he could be on the move. Check back for further updates and the fantasy impact, if he is dealt.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:18:02 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd had four teams on his no-trade list, the Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays. He said the Jays and Rays are on his no-trade list because they play their home games on artificial turf. However, he hinted Monday, July 28, he could lean toward approving a trade to the other teams. "Then I have to have a conversation with my wife and with my agents, and see what's best for me, my family, and what's best for this organization, because I can't be that selfish," Byrd said. "I was blessed. (General manager Ruben Amaro Jr.) came hard and wanted me here this year. He made it easy for me this offseason. So I can't be tough on him."