Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Marlon Byrd redux

Barrry Svrluga reports on Marlon Byrd's resurgence since being recalled from AAA New Orleans and gives Byrd the opportunity to comment on it. What's interesting is that Byrd doesn't really identify any specific change he made in his swing to produce results that, as Svrluga notes, include a big power boost. Byrd says that he's more "comforable" at the plate, but that's about as specific as he gets.

As we said yesterday, a retooled Marlon Byrd would materially improve the Nationals' chances for making the playoffs. Given the small number of at bats since Byrd was called up, El Gran Color Naranja rightly points out that Byrd is just an 0-for from his previous stats, but let's hope that this change isn't so transient.

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