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Ranking the 5 Contenders Who Most Desperately Need Shaun Marcum Waiver Trade
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With the waiver trade deadline looming at midnight Friday ET, a potential name thrown into the mix could very well have several teams jockeying for his services—Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Shaun Marcum.

Marcum was placed on waivers by the Brewers on Tuesday.

Marcum returned from the disabled list last Saturday, giving up four unearned runs in five innings in a 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Marcum had been sidelined with right elbow tightness for seven weeks.

Marcum is a free agent at the end of the season and is owed roughly $1.5 million for the remainder of the season, meaning that whoever tries to deal for Marcum will be expected to pick up that money for roughly six or seven starts.

It's a gamble, especially since teams have only seen Marcum throw once since returning from the DL.

But hey, gambles are a part of baseball, right?

Here is a ranking of five teams who could well be interested in acquiring Marcum for the final month of the season and possible postseason play.

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