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Postby kingmike74 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:40 pm

I have been reading alot about Shaun Marcum's fast track back to the bigs. I owned him last year and he was steller for me.

What are your thoughts for his comeback this year?
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Re: Thoughts on Marcum for '09

Postby J35J » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:07 pm

kingmike74 wrote:I have been reading alot about Shaun Marcum's fast track back to the bigs. I owned him last year and he was steller for me.

What are your thoughts for his comeback this year?



I think he threw a little over his head last year. He was never a hard thrower so I'm not sure he'll have to worry about gaining a mid 90's fastball back. He'll be solid but not great, IMO. 4.00-4.25ERA 1.25+WHIP 7K/9IP
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Re: Thoughts on Marcum for '09

Postby Bwanna » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:51 am

Pitched decent in his start Thursday:

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Re: Thoughts on Marcum for '09

Postby kingmike74 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:22 am

Yeh, looked decent.

I am just staring at Marcum and Maine and wondering if marcum is worth hanging onto. I really want to grab Niemann but I would have to drop marcum.
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Re: Thoughts on Marcum for '09

Postby kimchi_chigae » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:53 pm

kingmike74 wrote:Yeh, looked decent.

I am just staring at Marcum and Maine and wondering if marcum is worth hanging onto. I really want to grab Niemann but I would have to drop marcum.


Nice DTKW question in disguise. :-b

In all seriousness, I don't think you can count on Marcum to save your fantasy season this year. I think he is a similar to Adam Lind in the way that no one ever gets too excited about him, but he quietly put up decent numbers. I like Marcum, but for this year...meh. By the time he comes back who knows what is going to be left of the Jays offense and I have to agree with J that he might have pitched a little over his head last year.
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Re: Thoughts on Marcum for '09

Postby kingmike74 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:55 am

My thoughts

Sitting in a DL spot, WTH, might as well give him a look.

If he is taking up reserve space you need, let him go.

He is in my DL spot and I except a decent August on. Maybe 7K/9 or so and an ERA around 3.8 would be enough to keep him around for me.
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Re: Thoughts on Marcum for '09

Postby DbacksRback » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:03 am

kingmike74 wrote:My thoughts

Sitting in a DL spot, WTH, might as well give him a look.

If he is taking up reserve space you need, let him go.

He is in my DL spot and I except a decent August on. Maybe 7K/9 or so and an ERA around 3.8 would be enough to keep him around for me.


Thats how I see it. Im 18 games up in my H2H league andfigure plan ahead...Stashing Hudson and Marcum on the DL. It can't hurt
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Re: Thoughts on Marcum for '09

Postby Nat Uralice » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:41 pm

I stashed him very early on and was pleasantly surprised to hear about his faster than expected return to the bigs. I had him pegged as a good sleeper last year so I wasn't too shocked by his success. If healthy I would expect similar good results but downgrade his peripherals a bit. And like someone said, if he comes back and sucks you can just cut ties. No great loss.
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Re: Thoughts on Marcum for '09

Postby activechamp2006 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:39 pm

J35J wrote:
kingmike74 wrote:I have been reading alot about Shaun Marcum's fast track back to the bigs. I owned him last year and he was steller for me.

What are your thoughts for his comeback this year?



I think he threw a little over his head last year. He was never a hard thrower so I'm not sure he'll have to worry about gaining a mid 90's fastball back. He'll be solid but not great, IMO. 4.00-4.25ERA 1.25+WHIP 7K/9IP


Hard thrower or not his K numbers have been the same throughout his career.
If Marcum is healthy he's definitely worth a look
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