It’s a Bryd, it’s a Plane is reporting that the Red Sox are close to acquiring Marlon Byrd from the Chicago Cubs. I guess there are no hard feelings between Theo Epstein (he wasn’t invited to the Fenway birthday bash yesterday).

While Bryd is an upgrade to Jason Repko, he is only 3-43 this year. So hopefully he has already had his slump for 2012. The other day, Repko was pinch hit for by Nate Spears which tells you all you all you need to know about the state of affairs of the Red Sox offense. An outfield of Sweeney, Repko and Ross isn’t going to strike fear in an opponent’s heart.