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Why would the Phillies want to trade Marlon Byrd?

Marlon Byrd has been kind of a blessing to this moribund Phillies offense this year. Before the season started, there was a feeling that the signing of Byrd was for too much money and that he probably would live up to the expectations that the Phillies needed.

Fast forward to this season, and surprise, Byrd hasn’t been all that bad. He’s one of the last Phillies players that should be on the trading block, but his name keeps coming up in trade rumors.

That’s the interesting thing about Ruben Amaro’s trade deals. He seems to trade the very players who are helping the team, like he did with Victorino and Pence. It’s leaves the team much worse than it was before. Of course if the Phils got a nice pickup from another team that would be different. We’ll see what happens as the trade deadline has only a couple more days left for non-waiver trades.

The Phils got pounded by the Mets last night 7-1, just when this team starts to look good, they get shelled and it sets them right back.

Byrd has 60 RBI for the Phillies so far this season, he does have 125 SO though, but his 20 HR leads the team:

Split G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI
2014 Totals 104 101 437 406 53 108 22 2 20 60
Last 7 days 6 6 30 29 2 7 2 0 1 5
Last 14 days 10 10 47 45 4 13 2 0 2 6
Last 28 days 23 23 102 96 13 25 3 0 5 12
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/29/2014.

Some more of Marlon’s numbers:

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