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Jason Marquis wants a multi-year extension from Nationals

Jun 13, 2011, 1:42 PM EST

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Jason Marquis was injured and terrible last season, going 2-9 with a 6.60 ERA in 13 starts, but now that he’s healthy and pitching well the 32-year-old impending free agent told Bill Ladson of MLB.com that he wants to remain with the Nationals beyond this season.

Oh, and he’d like a multi-year contract:

Anybody would want a multi-year deal. That’s how the game works. I don’t think anyone would turn down a four for a one. I would love to stay here. I think we have a good thing going here. There are so many good guys, it would be a shame to not be a part of it. It has to be mutual on both sides. Whether it’s now or at the end of the season, we’ll figure something out.

Marquis is about two-thirds of the way through a two-year, $15 million deal and the Nationals have gotten 140 innings of a 4.90 ERA for that money, and even his current 3.67 ERA in 13 starts comes with a mediocre 47/23 K/BB ratio in 81 innings that suggests it’ll be tough to sustain. After giving the Nationals zero value for their $7.5 million last year and so-so value at best for their $15 million overall, what are the odds he’s willing to take a pay cut to stick around?

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Jun 13, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    I’d like to take dumps of solid gold, but we can’t always get what we want.

    • Jonny 5 - Jun 13, 2011 at 2:20 PM

      I will actually take a solid gold dump if Marquis gets a 4 year deal from the Nats. Well at least that’s what my odds generator tells me. Or that’s how I took “You will crap a golden egg first” when I asked what the odds of Marquis getting a 4 year contract from the Nats was.

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