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Marlon Byrd signs with the Cubs

Marlon Byrd has reportedly agreed to a 3 year, $15 million deal with the Chicago Cubs.

I'm surprised that that's all Byrd got...I was guessing 3 years, $20 million, and I wouldn't be surprised if he couldn't have gotten something close to $15 million over three years last summer, before the ownership situation cratered to the point where the Rangers couldn't really sign anyone anymore.

Byrd is what he is, and this probably won't be a terrible deal for the Cubs, since Byrd, if nothing else, should be a solid fourth outfielder the entire stint of the deal, and could well be a decent starter the next year or two.  If the Rangers weren't being run on a shoestring, they'd probably have matched this offer.