Prohibitively, the addition of Marlon Byrd makes the Pittsburgh Pirates a better baseball team. Had Byrd been on the Pirates' roster all season, he'd essentially be the third-best hitter on the team.
And, the Pirates may own three or four extra wins if he started 2013 in Pittsburgh with his WAR of 3.5. In contrast, the production received from right field this season from the likes of Jose Tabata, Alex Presley, Travis Snider, and the rest of whoever has played there, has hovered around a WAR of 0.
Marlon Byrd's presence may now marginalize the role of OF Jose Tabata
Now, the Pirates have Marlon Byrd and his .285/.330/.518 triple-slash served with a side of 21 home runs. In addition, Starling Marte will return to the lineup hopefully sometime in September giving the Pirates an outf...
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