Phillies: Top 10 free agent signings in the last 10 years

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 17: Marlon Byrd
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 17: Marlon Byrd /
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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 07: Marlon Byrd
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 07: Marlon Byrd /

9. Marlon Byrd (2014)    Two-year $16 million

Byrd was coming off a career year while playing for the Mets and Pirates in 2013.  The hope was for Byrd to come and be a middle of the lineup run producer.  He came in and drove in 85 runs for a team that lost 89 games.  He was a very good signing for a team that really had no business signing him.  Another plus we got from Byrd was the fact that he became trade bait.  After the 2014 season, we shipped him to Cincinnati for Ben Lively who has a chance to pitch in the 2018 rotation.

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