The New York Mets have finally made a bit of a splash this winter, inking former Blue Jays and Brewers starting pitcher Shaun Marcum to a one-year deal. Marcum made $7.725 million last year with Milwaukee, but will likely be taking a pay cut from that salary after missing two months in 2012 with tightness in his elbow and making just 21 starts.
The Brewers initially acquired Marcum from the Blue Jays after the 2010 season for a high price: third baseman Brett Lawrie, now a franchise building block in Toronto. The now 31-year old Marcum is a flyball pitcher, something that absolutely hurt him at Miller Park over the last two years. At home as a Brewer, Marcum allowed 21 homers in 149 2/3 innings, compared to just 17 in 175 road innings. Marcum's triple slash was also markedly better away from Miller Park, and heading into a better pitchers park in Citi Field will help his overall stat line a lot.no comments