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The Rangers, Padres and Pirates are interested in Shaun Marcum

Jan 14, 2013, 9:02 AM EDT

From Jon Paul Morosi:


Many teams may want Marcum, but there can be only one. It’s like Highlander. But instead of giving out decapitations and benefiting from the quickening, the winner gets a serviceable starter with some question marks with his elbow.

So almost the same thing, basically.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jan 14, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    If a team had a choice between Marcum and Lohse, they might just go for Marcum, who is younger and would not cost a draft pick.

  2. garylanglais - Jan 14, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Marcum makes alot of sense for Pirates on short-term to slot behind Burnett, Wandy and McDonald until Cole and Taillon are ready.

    Problem is how far are they willing to push payroll? McDonald, Jones and Walker are expected to see fairly substantial pay raises through arbitration

  3. snowbirdgothic - Jan 14, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Unfortunately, whoever gets Marcum will soon discover he’s actually an alien from the planet Zeist.

    • proudlycanadian - Jan 14, 2013 at 11:42 AM

      Actually, he is from the “Show Me” State.

      • snowbirdgothic - Jan 14, 2013 at 1:41 PM

        Sorry, I forgot that import regulations on hazardous waste kept “Highlander 2” from spreading across the border.

  4. northernredneck758 - Jan 14, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    The M’s should sign him and Joe Saunders but Jack Z is to dumb to sign some medicore pitchers to make the M’s look “good.”

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