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Yesterday the New York Mets agreed to a 1-year contract with former Brewers pitcher Shaun Marcum, pending a physical. Today the 31-year-old righty passed his physical and the 1-year/$4 million contract was made official. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, incentives could drive that price tag up to $6 million in 2013.
Though Marcum has battled injuries throughout his career, he has posted a 3.62 ERA and 1.18 WHIP during the last three seasons (85 starts). Last season he went 7-4 with the Brewers with a 3.70 ERA for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Taking a gamble on a quality satarter like Marcum is worth the risk as he will round out a rotation consisting of Johan Santana, Matt Harvey, Jonathon Niese and Dillon Gee. It may also be a sign that the club is ready to gamble a little more on some free agents. If gambling is on your mind, then visit your favorite USA sports betting site and check out the over/under for Mets total wins in 2013. I usually throw a few bucks out the window every year betting the Mets to win the World Series and this year will be no different, but maybe one day this team will make me look smart.
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Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com, who has been breaking down the top 10 prospects at each position leading up to the unveiling of his ’2013 Top 100 on January 29th, revealed his top third base prospects for the upcoming season. As Mayo points out, of his 2012 list, “two have graduated to the Major League and two have changed positions, giving this year’s edition four new names...
Welcome to the second edition of the Mets360 projection series. After discussing Ike Davis last time out, this time we turn our attention to Jonathon Niese. Last time, I mentioned how none of us have a detailed projection system and that instead this is just how we feel the player is going to turn out. For the most part that’s still true but there is one slight modification...
Newsday’s Marc Carig tweets that Roy Oswalt’s agent is not aware of any interest from the Mets in his client:
Roy Oswalt’s agent, Bob Garber: “I’m not aware of any interest” from the Mets.
I have a suspicious feeling that most Met fans will be relieved to hear this.
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The Mets have shown interest in free-agent right-hander Roy Oswalt, and the door...
The New York Mets, landing their first major-league free agent this off-season, have reached agreement with right-hander Shaun Marcum, according to a major-league source.
It's a one-year deal, and Marcum still must take a physical.
Marcum, 31, likely will be the team's fifth starter, joining left-handers Johan Santana and Jon Niese and righties Dillon Gee and Matt Harvey...
This was originally posted two years ago on January 11, 2011, and was written by the brilliant Ed Leyro. With all the fuss about the Mets outfield these days, I thought this was a nice reminder that at least where right field is concerned, it’s been 22 years and we still haven’t found a suitable replacement for Darryl Strawberry. So grab a hot cup of your favorite brew, pull...
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Two sources from Venezuela report ex-Cubs, Pirates and Mets infielder Ronny Cedeno is joining the Cardinals.
According to what a source told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets have sincere interest in signing free-agent outfileder Michael Bourn to a long-term deal, but that any deal will likely be backloaded.
I thought that was something we were getting away from because it was hazardous to our health?
Backloaded deals, future annuity payments, deferred salaries, lot’s of the same...
One the Mets’ most pressing needs are that of a legitimate leadoff hitter and centerfielder. So then it would make perfect sense for the Mets to make a run at signing Braves free-agent Michael Bourn.
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The Baltimore Orioles are pursuing Arizona Diamondbacks
outfielder Jason Kubel, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Sources: #Orioles pursuing trade for #Diamondbacks' Kubel. Talks not at advanced stage. Orioles also like #Tigers' Porcello.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 23, 2013
Rosenthal adds that discussions between the Orioles and
According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are in agreement with Scott Hairston on a two-year contract. Rosenthal indicated the deal is pending a physical and did not report the terms.
Scott Hairston was reportedly looking for a two-year, $8 million contract to which the Mets balked and countered with a one year deal for $2 million. That’s where it apparently ended....