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The Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres are among the teams pursuing free-agent starter Shaun Marcum, according to major-league sources.
Marcum went 7-4 with a 3.70 ERA in 21 starts for Milwaukee during an injury-shortened 2012 season. But he finished healthy, making three consecutive quality starts to end the year.
The Rangers have made no secret of their need for a starting pitcher, particularly considering they may part with a young starter if the long-awaited trade for Arizona’s Justin Upton is consummated. Marcum has proven that he can succeed in a hitter-friendly American League ballpark, going 37-25 with a 3.85 ERA in nearly 600 innings with the Toronto Blue Jays from 2005 through 2010.
The Pirates’ interest in Marcum is a sign that they aren’t completely confident they will finalize their agreement with free agent left-hander Francisco Liriano. The Pirates and Liriano appeared to have a two-year deal before he injured his right arm during the offseason.
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The San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates and Texas Rangers
are among the teams that have expressed interested in free agent right-handed
starting pitcher Shaun Marcum, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
The Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres are
among the teams pursuing free-agent starter Shaun Marcum, according to
Earlier this evening, Jon Morosi reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates were still talking with Francisco Liriano. Morosi followed up with a tweet noting that the Pirates were one of the teams interested in free agent Shaun Marcum.
Shaun Marcum, free agent starter, is drawing interest from Padres, Pirates and Rangers, sources say. @mlbonfox
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 14, 2013...
Now that it appears the Liriano deal may be on hold the Pirates are rumored to be interested in Shaun Marcum. What annoys me most is the logic behind these moves. Liriano was signed basically at the expense of Jeff Karstens. The reason Karstens wasn’t signed was because he was an injury risk. Well so [...]
In general, the arc of winter for a Pirate fan goes like this:
Depression bought about by the end of the season.
Talking yourself into the coming season's team as the front office makes trades and signings.
Release of the ZiPS projections, followed by the crushing realization that upcoming Year Y will be no better than the prior Year X.
Shaun Marcum`s market is heating up, and Rafael Soriano might finally have an interested suitor.
Some news is popping up today now that is Monday. Hey I guess even MLB front offices take the weekends off during their offseason. There are a bunch of great articles today, including three from the “where are they now” category. Also I generally don’t like putting multiple articles from the same website up, but today I am making an exception to that rule as I have two from...