Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 12/24/12
    After the trade of Cy Young Award winner RA Dickey, the New York Mets should, and are, in the market for another starting pitcher. Ideally they would want to bring in a pitcher that can accumulate a lot of innings and keep the team in most games they pitch. Additionally, they would like to keep a spot in the rotation held for phenom Zack Wheeler, who should be ready to pitch in the majors this season. MLB trade rumors had the Mets interested in four free agent pitchers. Here is the best fits for the Mets in order of best to worst. 1. Shawn Marcum: Marcum has a track record of being a top three pitcher in a team’s respective rotation. Last year in Milwaukee, he was 7-4, 3.70 with 109 Ks in 124 IP, missing some time due to injury. He has a career record of 57-36, 3.76. During his time in Toronto and the Brewers, he has been relatively consistent, keeping his ERA in the low to mid 3.00s and having nearly as many Ks as IP. He could fill the number five spot in the rotation, with the upside
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