Report: Red Sox Close to Deal for Byrd

There are reports swirling today that Marlon Byrd is about to be traded to the Boston Red Sox (giddy laugh).  Odds are the Cubs would be getting a left-handed bullpen guy in return, but the key for the Cubs is obviously moving Byrd who has no place on this team right now.  He is a tremendous defender but he is lost at the plate, at this point it looks like the Cubs are not going to contend, so might as well get something for Byrd.  The Red Sox are in panic mode, obviously, as Jacoby Ellsbury just went down with a shoulder injury.  I don’t think this means the debut of Brett Jackson, the Cubs aren’t going to rush him to the big leagues, and he has been struggling a bit lately, we’ll see what happens, still no official deal.

More to come as it breaks.

Thanks for reading,
- George

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