Padres Seriously Considering Jason Marquis

The Padres have four starting pitchers on the disabled list at the moment, which is why they are "giving serious thought" to signing Jason Marquis according to Joe Christensen of The Star Tribune. The right-hander was both designated for assignment and released by the Twins within the last week.

Marquis, 33, posted an 8.47 ERA with more walks (14) than strikeouts (12) in seven starts and 34 innings for Minnesota this season, but just last year he pitched to a 4.43 ERA in 132 innings for the Nationals and Diamondbacks. Any team that signs Marquis will only be responsible for the pro-rated portion of the $480K league minimum with the Twins picking up the rest of his $3MM salary.

Cory Luebke (Tommy John surgery) and Dustin Moseley (shoulder surgery) are both out for the season while Joe Wieland and Tim Stauffer are expected back from their elbow issues sometime this summer.

This post was originally published on May 29th.

8 Responses to Padres Seriously Considering Jason Marquis Leave a Reply

  1. They should consider bringing up anyone from any stage of their minor league system instead. Marquis is horrific.

  2. vtadave 3 years ago

    They may as well also “seriously consider” contracting.

  3. jeffmaz 3 years ago

    Saw the news about Marquis DFA and knew this was happening.  He is probably good for one comeback win at Petco, then a close loss, then a string of blowouts.  Padres need to cut him after his 2nd game and find the next washed up pitcher.

  4. ugotrpk3113 3 years ago

    It’s really not all that terrible. Innings eater in a pitchers park? If you don’t want to bring kids up early to start the clock, it’s a cheap option.

  5. I know the Padres aren’t going to win anything this year, but at least give them a chance to be a respectable team. Maybe be plays better in the NL, but he shouldn’t be on any major league staff at this point in his career.

  6. He’d still be the worse pitcher on the mound in 100% of pitching matchups, and the Padres offense is terrible. Just because he’s in a big park in half of games doesn’t mean he’ll give them a good chance to win, it just means his ERA will look better.

  7. jeffmaz 3 years ago

    even sadder…as Padres fans – we are used to the abuse

  8. jigokusabre 3 years ago

     Unless the Padres are planning on trading for Carlos Zambrano or CC Sabathia, no pitcher is going to help the Padres offense. The fact is, any pitcher who can keep you within a few runs of a game should be serviceable. Better to throw a little cash Marquis’ way then screw up a rookie by bringing him up too soon and getting him throttled.

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