Big League Pitcher Heading Back to College

After splitting 2015 between Triple-A and the Majors, Shaun Marcum has called it quits. The pitcher, who went 3-2 in seven games for the Cleveland Indians last year, has opted to retire and head back to school instead of staying with the big league club. Marcum will be joining the Northwestern Oklahoma State University staff immediately as the Rangers pitching coach. “I played...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Marcum Quietly Excelling in Fifth Rotation Spot

To talk about the Indians this season is to talk about spotty play and trying to figure out ways to make the current roster pop. You talk about inconsistent offense and, at times, horrible defense, and you talk about being strapped by huge contracts for players who aren’t really producing. You talk about a shaky bullpen. You also talk about phenomenal starting pitching. The Indians...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Revisiting the Brett Lawrie for Shaun Marcum Trade

How often are we told baseball—or any sport—is a business? A player gets cut; just business. A player gets traded; business. So-and-so isn’t called up for a couple of weeks so the team will control him for another year. You guessed it … business. Then there are the human personalities involved, projections, analysis, and so on. One day, just like any other, a trade occurred...
Via The Sports Post
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ball Played: Shaun Marcum rules the night for Indians

Shaun Marcum is the type of pitcher who is easy to root for. He was not a blue chip prospect, and he actually transferred from the University of Missouri to Missouri State University to get noticed by MLB scouts as he excelled on their 2003 College World Series team. Despite that achievement, however, he was still not deemed an elite prospect due to his relatively short stature...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcum Completes Comeback with Win of Chicago; Indians 4, White Sox 3

Shaun Marcum pitched 6.2 innings, allowing only two solo home runs, leading the Indians to a 4-3 win over the White Sox in Wednesday, the Indians second straight win. Marcum was making his first MLB start since July 6 2013; he pitched five innings of one-run relief on April 12 for the Indians before returning to Class AAA Columbus. Jose Ramirez reached base four times, with two singles...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

5/20 Recap: Marcum Tosses a Gem and The Tribe Holds On

Roster Update: Shaun Marcum needed to be promoted to make tonight’s start (he may make more as well depending on the health and ability of T.J. House) and in order to make room on the 25 man roster, Zach Walters was sent back to AAA. During his time with the team, Walters went just 1/17 with eight strike outs and no walks. Player of the Game Shaun Marcum gave the Indians a better...
Via Burning River Baseball
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcum Looking to Make Most of Big Break

One man’s bad break can become another man’s golden opportunity. Such is the case for Shaun Marcum, trying to complete a two-year comeback to the big leagues. Entering spring training Marcum was likely on the outside looking in at the Tribe’s Opening Day 25-man roster, but now that Gavin Floyd has been sidelined with a broken arm, Marcum could be one of the pitchers in line...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians take a flier on injury-prone starter Shaun Marcum

Shaun Marcum alone is not a game-changer. But with relatively little possible cost and minimal team risk, the Cleveland Indians just added a bit more upside to their 2014 roster. Yesterday, the 32-year-old former Milwaukee Brewer and Toronto Blue Jay reached agreement with the Tribe to compete for the open No. 5 rotation spot. Marcum has struggled to stay on the mound for years,...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians sign free agent SP Shaun Marcum to minor league deal

The Indians have signed free agent pitcher Shaun Marcum to a minor league contract. The deal includes an invitation to spring training, where the 32-year-old right-hander will get a chance to compete for a job in Cleveland's starting rotation. Marcum would receive a $1 million salary if he's added to the 40-man roster, and he can earn another $3 million in bonuses. Marcum, who...
Via Associated Press
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Indians possible destination for Joaquin Benoit and Shawn Marcum

As MLB’s Winter Meetings wind down, the Indians have been mentioned as possible landing spots for two free agent pitchers. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Cleveland is one of five teams likely to land reliever Joaquin Benoit, whose closer role in Detroit will likely be subsumed by Joe Nathan in 2014. Sources: Teams believe reliever Joaquin Benoit's likeliest destinations...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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