Starting pitching is a hot commodity around baseball, and whenever there’s a hurler who has the option of free agency in the offseason, usually there’s a frenzy surrounding his name up until he either signs or makes the move to another team.
In this case, newly-acquired Brewer’s starter Shaun Marcum already has heads turning for possible transactions and it’s only the beginning of the season! Many baseball buffs believe if the Brewers, for some stretch of the imagination, are NOT in contention this July, then Marcum will be on the trading block.
Marcum hasn’t even been able to prove anything on the mound. We don’t even know if he can still throw up impressive numbers and be a difference-maker. All we can go off of are his career numbers, and the needs of scavengous teams.
From “MLB Trade Rumors 2012: Are the Milwaukee Brewers Dealing Shaun Marcum?,
‘Many teams would be interested in Marcum’s services for 2012 and the foreseeable future. The Cubs, Rays, Orioles and, yes, even the Yankees could all be vying for his services in the near future, seen as how he’s set to become an unrestricted free-agent after next season.’”
So, here is a short list of the possible teams interested in Shaun Marcum and why exactly.