Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/7/13
The Shaun Marcum reclamation project may have run its course. In a bid  to flip a distressed property for a profit the Met front office took a chance on an old acquaintance of J.P. Ricciardi, bringing the well traveled 31 year old righthander to New York. Marcum was signed to a $4 million dollar contract with an additional 4 $million available through incentives. It seemed like a good idea at the time, even considering the worrisome injury history replete with every arm and shoulder ailment conceivable. Why? Because Marcum has managed to win, when healthy, in just about every place he’s pitched. When he’s been able to take the mound, he is excellent, and the Mets believed Marcum would be healthy. Although he began the year on the DL, Marcum has managed to make 11 starts and two gutsy performances out of the bullpen. If things had gone according to plan Marcum would be something like 6 -3 with maybe a just under 4.00 ERA. Marcum would have become the suddenly valuable property in the...
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