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The Mets have shown interest in free-agent right-hander Roy Oswalt, and the door has not fully closed even with the addition of Shaun Marcum to round out the projected rotation, a baseball source told ESPN New York.
Oswalt, 35, went 4-3 with a 5.80 ERA in 17 appearances (nine starts) in 2012 with the Texas Rangers. He made his season debut June 22 — less than four weeks after signing with the club on a minor league deal.
Oswalt worked entirely in relief last September. He made only 23 starts in 2011 because of lower-back inflammation.
With Marcum on board, obviously they see Oswalt as a bullpen option.
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Newsday’s Marc Carig reports that Roy Oswalt‘s agent is not aware of any interest from the Mets in his client:
If the Mets indeed are interested in signing veteran pitcher Roy Oswalt, it’s news to his longtime agent, Bob Garber.
“Not sure where the report came from,” Garber said in a text message. “I’m not aware of any interest from the Mets.”
I have a suspicious...
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...
Thursday we learned that the Mets signed Shaun Marcum to a one-year deal and today we learned the terms – one year, $4 million plus up to two million in incentives. Perhaps it’s just a coincidence but FanGraphs lists Marcum’s 2012 season – 124 IP, 3.70 ERA – as being worth $6.2 million dollars.
There’s many ways to spin a contract when it’s signed and here’s mine...
The New York Mets first significant player acquisition finally
happened this week, when they signed former Blue Jays and Brewers starter Shaun
Marcum. Marcum's signing fits a pattern that the Mets have seemingly
pioneered in recent winters... bringing in formerly successful but recently
injured or struggling pitchers in the hopes of seeing them return to form.
Photo by Michael BaronIt's being reported that the Mets have signed Shaun Marcum to a one year, not only did this come out of nowhere but with all the Bourne discussion it's barely been noticed. It was reported earlier this off-season that the Mets were interested in Marcum but never was it characterized that they were front runners or even close. With Marcum the Mets now...
And you thought help wasn't on the way. You thought the Mets didn't have a trick up their sleeve. Au contraire mon frere. The Mets are after an outfielder. A big name outfielder as well.
Well he is a big name. And as you can see from the video evidence I have presented you, he has played some outfield. Listen, Roy Oswalt has only seven less career outfield appearances...
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press the New York Mets and free agent right-hander Shaun Marcum have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
The person said Thursday the contract is pending a physical. The person requested anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Several media outlets earlier reported the deal.
The 31-year-old Marcum fills an opening...
We begin with a Shaun Marcum timeline. Marcum debuted in the majors in 2005, and he got progressively better through 2008. He missed all of 2009 due to Tommy John surgery. In 2010, as a Blue Jay, he started on opening day. Following 2010, he was traded to the Brewers for top prospect Brett Lawrie straight up. In 2011, he posted a sub-4 ERA over 33 starts. In 2012, he posted a sub...
The Mets have signed free agent starting pitcher Shaun Marcum to a one-year major league deal with the Mets for $4 million dollars.
However, the total deal could be worth $8 million if Marcum earns another $4 million in incentives, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Marcum, 31, went 7-4 with a 3.70 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 109 strikeouts in 124 innings. He made only 21 starts as...
The Mets sign Shaun Marcum, the Cubs add Scott Hairston, and the Rays bolster their bullpen.
The Mets have signed free agent starting pitcher Shaun Marcum to a one-year major league deal with the Mets for $4 million dollars plus incentives, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Marcum, 31, went 7-4 with a 3.70 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 109 strikeouts in 124 innings. He made only 21 starts as a lingering elbow issue hampered him a bit. In 2011, Marcum went 13-7 with a 3.54 ERA...
As of a week ago it looked as though Mets fans were going to see an open battle between Collin McHugh, Jenrry Mejia, and Jeremy Hefner for the fifth spot in the starting rotation. Since the Mets just signed right-hander Shaun Marcum to a one-year deal, it seems as though that void has been filled. Although the rotation is all squared away, another main pitching hole remains in the...
I guess the Mets figured that if all the cool kids were doing it, they might as well join in all the fun. Now, Shaun Marcum is no outfielder. And he's not even a reliever. So the first major league free agent that the Mets sign (making them the last team to do so this winter) doesn't address their two most significant needs. But in a vacuum, this isn't a bad signing at...
With the addition of starting pitcher Shaun Marcum, who the Mets signed to a major league deal on Friday, it means a probable return trip to Triple-A for one of Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia or Jeremy Hefner.
My projected 2013 Mets Roster now takes shape as follows.
C : John Buck
1B: Ike Davis
2B: Daniel Murphy
SS: Ruben Tejada
3B: David Wright
OF: Lucas Duda
OF: Kirk Nieuwenhuis...