Marquis interested in joining Mets? No thanks.
Jason Marquis is probably more focused on helping the Rockies get to the World Series right now,but Jeff Francoeur told the New York Postthat his close friend “desperately” wants to pitch for the Mets next season:
“He’d love to come here,” Francoeur -- who indicated Marquis broached the subject to him and David Wright earlier this month when the Mets played at Colorado -- said before last night’s 11-3 Atlanta win at Citi Field.
“He’d be a great fit. He’s from Staten Island. He’s a New York type of guy. He’ll probably be coming off the best season he’s ever had.”
Exactly why the Metsshouldn’tsign him. Marquis is quite the good luck charm -- his teams have reached the postseason in nine straight seasons -- but he has a 4.46 career ERA over ten seasons. And even in his “career year,” Marquis has a 4.15 ERA since the All-Star break. This is the case of a back-end starting pitcher being severely overrated based on 15 wins. If there is a more likely candidate to be a free-agent bust, please let me know.