How bad has the Mets season been?
So bad that chatter usually reserved for the Hot Stove League — which doesn’t begin until the conclusion of the World Series – is already under way.
Francoeur told the New York Post yesterday “that Marquis, whom he considers a close friend, desperately wants to pitch for the Mets next season, even as the veteran right-hander focuses on helping the Rockies clinch a wild-card berth.” I bet that’s going over really well in Colorado.
Marquis, a local product, is in the last season of a three-year $21 million deal. So money will be an issue: the article asks if the Mets “have the money to spend on a pitcher of Marquis’ caliber.” Like they haven’t wasted money before (Mike Hampton, Tim Redding, Mike Glavine, et al)
He could be considered a good luck charm: Every team he’s been on in his 10-year career (including the Rockies if they don’t collapse like a house of Mets) has appeared in the post-season.
Marquis would be the first Jewish Met since Shawn Green retired after the 2007 season.