Marquis and the Rockies didn’t have a falling out
Yesterday’s report of hard feelings between Jason Marquis and the Rockies is being denied by both parties. Dan O’Dowd: “There was no falling out. He was extremely professional about it. It wasn’t an issue at all.” Marquis says that not getting a start in the NLDS was no big deal: “I was prepared to pitch Game 4, but when you have a guy throwing 97 with devastating stuff coming back on normal rest, I can see why they would come back with him.”
Marquis says he’d come back to Colorado if it were in the cards, but that given the Rockies lowball offer -- one piddlin’ non-guaranteed year -- it’s not in the cards.
Heyman had the report of the bad blood, passing it along in a tweet with no background. Rosenthal’s debunking comes with quotes from both parties involved. It’s not unheard of for people to be less than honest in these situations -- “professionalism” often means denying your true feelings -- but unless Heyman’s got something else to back him up here, I’m going to assume he got some bad information.