The Mets have interest in signing Jason Marquis to replace Chris Capuano in their starting rotation, writes Ken Davidoff of Newsday. The Mets crossed Capuano off their list of targets due to his desire for a multiyear deal, we heard yesterday.
Marquis, 33, grew up in New York and has long expressed a desire to play for one of his hometown teams. Still, even with an apparent mutual interest between the Mets and the right-hander, there's no guarantee the two sides will work out an agreement. A person "in the know" told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York (Twitter link) that it was way too soon to consider the likelihood of Marquis signing with the Mets.
Over the course of his last deal, a two-year, $15MM pact, Marquis started 36 games, compiling a 5.10 ERA, 5.1 K/9, and 3.2 BB/9 for the Nationals and Diamondbacks.
I like Jason Marquis. You’d think there wouldn’t be an ‘s’ in the name when you say it, but there is. Cheap innings eater, probably as good as Capuano, and has a beard. Plus, he won a wild card with the Rox so you know he is a WinRar (I don’t use WinZip).
Also, I hope they sign Joe Nathan and bring back Baxter. Hometown kids, Mets fans, all that crap. A real feel good story if they manage to squeak out 84 or so wins.
John Niese can vouch for Marquis’ hitting, after giving up a grand slam to him.
marquis did well for the nationals when he was healthy. he is also a new yorker, so i think it’s a good fit
Why not, a good money ball player. The Mets are looking at last place next year.
Can you please explain what moneyball is?
You have no idea what that phrase means, do you?
The Mets are definitely a couple of years away from contending.
2013. Be there or be Expos.
Oh come on who didn’t see this one coming?
Let’s just hope this is Marquis’s agent playing the typical NY card he plays every offseason to pump up interest in his client.
East Coast Bias
He’s from Staten Island… do we really consider that “from New York” now?
The lost borough, connected to the others by a $15 bridge and an old ferry right next to the stadium of the Staten Island Yankees.
love if this happened! only if Marquis was willing to sign a 1 year deal around 3 mill?
Jason Marquis…otherwise known as the guy so tough that he broke his leg and still played.
I watched that game when it happened: He injured his leg and still played. Then, he broke it and stopped playing.