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Jason Marquis signs with Twins

Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:12 pm
Edited on: December 22, 2011 3:46 pm
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By Matt Snyder

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with free agent starting pitcher Jason Marquis. He has signed a one-year, $3 million contract, the Twins announced Thursday afternoon in a press release.

Marquis, 33, will be joining his seventh team in 13 big-league seasons. He went 8-6 with a 4.43 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 132 innings last season for the Nationals and Diamondbacks. He was a trade-deadline acquisition by the NL West champion Diamondbacks last summer, but a line drive fractured his right fibula and ended his season August 16.

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Marquis was an All-Star for Colorado in 2009 and has pitched in five different postseasons -- for the Braves, Cardinals (twice), Cubs and Rockies, respectively. He has pitched in at least 190 innings in five of the last eight seasons.

He appears to fit at the back-end of the Twins' rotation, with Scott Baker, Francisco Liriano and Carl Pavano being counted on as the top three. That leaves Nick Blackburn, Brian Duensing, Anthony Swarzak and Marquis for two spots. The best guess is Duensing heads to the bullpen and Marquis will almost certainly be the No. 4 starter.

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Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: December 26, 2011 3:18 pm
 

Jason Marquis signs with Twins

Why would an AL team sign a pitcher whose only asset is his hitting, which he will never do in the AL?

In fact he can’t even hit anymore, so strike that. He is worthless.



qingtoob
Since: Dec 23, 2011
Posted on: December 23, 2011 11:54 am
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Since: Jul 7, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2011 11:31 am
 

Jason Marquis signs with Twins

I did it again!
the first "OF" was actually "SO",  



Since: Jul 7, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2011 11:25 am
 

Jason Marquis signs with Twins

Philsfan, sorry to upset you with my post. let me clear it up for you:

VEGAS   -  Las Vegas, is a place that accepts wagers on sporting events like baseball
BETTER PREPARE  - no explanation needed
OF - this might be the part that confused you. It should have been "for". Sorry for the mistake.
A  - no explanation needed
"TSUMANI" - very catastrophic and dramatic event 
OF - no explanation needed
WHEN HE TAKES THE HILL -  every time he pitches.

Hope this helps, and Merry Christmas to you and yours...
 



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2011 10:51 am
 

Jason Marquis signs with Twins

"All Star" Jason Marquis?  Really?  Really???? 



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 23, 2011 10:29 am
 

Jason Marquis signs with Twins

From a money point of view this is actually a decent deal for the twins.  Marquis is a solid No. 4 or No. 5 in a rotation and has the numbers to show it.  Granted he is 33 and coming off an ugly injury but just think about the extension given to John Danks.  I know there is a 7 year age difference but if you look at Danks numbers there quite similar to Marquis through his first 6 seasons and the fact is Danks doesnt have overpowering or phenomenal stuff.  Danks got 13 million because of potential, the fact that the White Sox have no pitching, and he is a lefty.  This was a good deal for the twins but it wont matter because there going to be at the bottom of the AL Central either way. 




Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 10:40 pm
 

Jason Marquis signs with Twins

I'm a Royals fan and am optimistic that someday a guy they pay  what they think is big money, will pan out. This geneal manager talks a good game, but nobody he gets is any good. They are usually retreds just trying to get another big payday. Usually they get hurt. Mr walmart is just trying to make a few bucks.



Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:07 pm
 

Jason Marquis signs with Twins

Best thing going for the Twins with this signing is that he'll eat up innings, which is also the worst thing about this signing.


philsfan1
Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:21 pm
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philsfan1
Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:17 pm
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