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Blue Jays considering reunion with Shaun Marcum

Nov 11, 2012, 2:40 PM EDT

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Here is Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun:

The Jays called to inquire about the market price for former Jays right-hander, free agent Shaun Marcum, who went 20-11 with a 3.60 ERA in 44 starts for the Milwaukee Brewers in two seasons after being dealt for Brett Lawrie.

Marcum is only 30 years old and his career numbers (3.76 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 7.3 K/9) are very solid, but he missed two months of the 2012 season because of an elbow injury and should come far cheaper than the other well-known starters on the open market this winter. He’s among the best buy-low candidates available.

Marcum made a $7.73 million salary this summer. The Cubs have also been linked to him.

  1. proudlycanadian - Nov 11, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    I assume that Elliott phoned either Marcum or his agent as the Jays are not telling him anything. Even before he became a Free Agent, Marcum stated that the Jays were around the top of his list, so the interest is probably mutual.

    Recently, Elliott has been phoning several potential managerial candidates to find out if they have been interviewed. Elliott had had little success. Wallach has admitted to telephone interviews, while a couple of coaches (Butterfield and Rivera) appear to have had 2 hour interviews. 2 days after his interview, Butterfield joined the Red Sox. Nobody else that Elliott has contacted has admitted to having an interview.

    Unlike the Red Sox, the Jays like to conduct their business in private.

  2. proudlycanadian - Nov 11, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Elliott seems to be phoning the agents of starting pitchers who are free agents. I was just reading a Nov 8 story by him in which he says that the Jays have talked with the agents for Sanchez, Jackson and Liriano. I give Elliott a lot of credit for doing his homework in covering the Jays. A lazy reporter would just create stories by regurgitating speculation from other reporters.

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