The difference is that Marcum actually misses bats
Perhaps the 1 year deal was desired by SA for the reasons Dugmet posted earlier:Is the risk of a blown arm in 2014 too great for us, but maybe if Marcum has a nice season someone else will be willing to give him a multi-year deal?Beyond empirical data and analyses, Caplinger has gathered anecdotal evidence that Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery has a shelf life of six to eight years. That was true for two former Brewers pitchers, Chris Capuano and Randy Wolf, who had their elbows blow out a second time within that time frame.
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Well we know why he took the 1 year deal and that was to re-establish value for next offseason.
If he gets in a good full season he'll command multiple years in FA next year and of course Citi Field can help facilitate that.
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I don't give a flying crap if the guy is exciting or boring, if he gets three outs an inning for six or better an outing I am good even with an ERA around 4.00
He's the guy I was hoping they got of what's left.
Solid pro when healthy,
Great article on why Marcum could be a steal for the Mets.
He definitly won't put up Dickey numbers, but he will be a very solid three behind Niese.
I assume it'll go Santana, Niese, Marcum, Harvey, Gee.
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Source tells @jcrasnick Marcum actually can earn $4M in incentives in addition to $4M base--$1.75M in roster bonuses, $2.25M for IP to 200.
I think we signed him for many reasons - adding quality depth being the primary one.
He also gives Wheeler time to develop a bit more. He partially fills a veteran void left behind by the Dickey trade. He provides a depth option for trading players at the deadline.
And most importantly, he gives the team a real chance to compete every 5th night. Stranger things have happened in recent baseball history than a team like the Mets fighting for a shot at the playoffs.
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Shawn Marcum isn't a rare talent. A two year deal over a one year deal is a marginal thing to ***** about regardless.
Saying "why didn't we give Shawn Marcus a two year deal" is like saying "why aren't there more Seinfeld reruns on every day?"
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