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MLB Trade Rumors: Top 5 Landing Spots For Philadelphia Phillies’ Marlon Byrd

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Top 5 Landing Spots For Marlon Byrd

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Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd has been the topic of several trade rumors, but no team wants to take on the kind of money it would require to land the veteran player. Byrd is having a good offensive season, so it's reasonable to think that he could end up being moved before the deadline. If he is traded, these are a few teams he might end up with.

5. Toronto Blue Jays

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5. Toronto Blue Jays

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The likelihood of Byrd landing in Toronto is low, but it isn't impossible. Byrd has a four-team, no-trade clause, and while Toronto is one of those teams, Byrd revealed a few days ago that he would waive the clause if he was asked to do so for the future good of the team. The Jays could use Byrd's big bat in a tight AL East race, putting the veteran in the outfield and possibly moving Jose Bautista to first. It's unlikely, but not impossible.

4. Detroit Tigers

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4. Detroit Tigers

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The Tigers have a crowded outfield, so a deal between the Tigers and Phillies would almost certainly include another outfielder, probably Austin Jackson. This option seems almost as unlikely as a deal between Philly and Toronto, as the discussions of this deal being made have significantly quieted in recent days. The Tigers have been linked to Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp as well, but the reality is that neither will most likely occur.

3. Kansas City Royals

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3. Kansas City Royals

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Kansas City will be hung up on the amount of money it will take to land Byrd, but the Royals need some offense as soon as possible. The team isn't getting much production from right field or DH, two spots that Byrd would perform capably in. The Royals aren't going to make the playoffs without an improved offense, and they have the prospects needed to acquire Byrd, so it remains possible that the two teams could make a deal sometime soon.

2. Cincinnati Reds

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2. Cincinnati Reds

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The Reds need more offense in the second half in a tight NL Central race, and Ryan Ludwick has really been struggling. Cincinnati has the kind of prospects it would take to land Byrd, but there's one problem: The Reds aren't going to want to pay $ 8 million to Byrd, making the possibility of this deal unlikely. Cincinnati would be smart to try to get the trade done, as it would really help the team's chances to play in October.

1. Seattle Mariners

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1. Seattle Mariners

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Seattle really needs to acquire Byrd to help the team's playoff chances, and while it has been rumored that trade discussions have hit a snag, the chance the Phillies outfielder ends up playing for the Mariners is still pretty high. Seattle is last in the AL in OBP and 11th in runs scored, and Byrd would undoubtedly help improve those numbers. The deal would make sense and help both Seattle and Philly. Get a deal done, Mariners.

Jacob Dennis is a writer at RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook, and add him to your network on Google.