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    • Marcum deal worth 4M + incentives
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  • 1/25/13
  • 4545_ajd
"Ken Rosenthal ?@Ken_Rosenthal
Sources: Marcum one-year deal with #Mets is for $4M plus incentives. Physical is today."
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  • 1/25/13
  • nvmets10
Pretty great price considering that's what Pelfrey got.
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  • 1/25/13
  • Moses0507
Now they should sign a guy like Young for depth.
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  • 1/25/13
  • thagreat1
that would be nice
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  • 1/25/13
  • 4545_ajd
Can earn as much as 6M with incentives.
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  • 1/25/13
  • AdrianMonk

The team will be worse off because of his signing. We should have gone with Hefner.
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  • 1/25/13
  • Mort2112
"Elbow soreness" is scary.
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  • 1/25/13
  • metsheart
So Mets current payroll is now about $80M w/ Marcum. With Murphy's arbitration still pending (around $3M?). Plus 16 other players left to sign on 25 man roster.

What will all the complainers do if Mets sign couple other FA's (Young? Capps? Sizemore?) & payroll's over $100M?
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  • 1/25/13
  • fargol

"What will all the complainers do if Mets sign couple other FA's (Young? Capps? Sizemore?) & payroll's over $100M? "

They'll probably stop complaining that the Mets didn't sign anyone (which they should stop doing now), but then they'll complain the team is terrible, SA is horrible, etc.

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  • 1/25/13
  • murphstates
I know what I'll do. I'll remember that Bay is really only getting $6 million this year, that Wright is really only getting $8 million and that Santana's buyout isn't really payable until 2014 and then I'll subtract the bogus $23 million from the payroll figure.
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  • 1/25/13
  • anthony888

Can't argue with ownership trying to get payroll down for this team.
Would YOU want a 100+ million dollar payroll for this bunch?

Still have work to do. Need to have a complete team running about 80m.

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  • 1/25/13
  • Mort2112
You got to cheer up bud.
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  • 1/25/13
  • edmet
ok. i figured $3m base with incentives. this is reasonable.
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  • 1/25/13
  • edmet
if we get 28 starts from johan and 20 from marcum, with wheeler due up by july we should be ok. mejjia can get some starts too if he isn't traded. hefner,gorski maybe mchugh add a bit of emergency depth. if marcum is healthy and pitches well, a good deadline trade piece when wheeler is ready, maybe johan too.
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  • 1/25/13
  • Mort2112

That's alot of "if"s.

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  • 1/25/13
  • joemets22
The same. Those players are all trash.
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  • 1/25/13
  • DFAB
good deal...I'm glad the Mets saw the opportunity
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  • 1/25/13
  • metsheart
Payroll is calculated the same way for all 30 MLB teams. Mets have to pay that $$$ to those players when all's said & done (plus interest I believe). So 2013 payroll doesn't reflect deferred $$$ that doesn't get paid out now. But in next couple yrs actual payouts will be higher than payroll accounting will reflect. Comes out equal in the end.

Payroll is what payroll is. Period.
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  • 1/25/13
  • metsheart
You don't think if Sizemore's healthy he'd be good addition in Mets OF?

You don't think getting Young as insurance against SP's going down is a good idea? After last season when Mets had THREE STARTING PITCHERS go down for 1/2 season or more (Pelfrey, Gee & Santana)? After Mets had to use TEN DIFFERENT STARTING PITCHERS in 2012? Plus most reliable BP pitcher out for 1/2 season (Byrdak)?

You don't think Capps w/ 3.52 career ERA would be good BP addition? Better than Batista/ Beato/ Acosta last yr?



So those guys aren't All Stars. Doesn't mean they won't help the team win.
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