I wanted Marcum bad... It feels like a kick in the gut to see him sign with the Mets for 4 Million. I had to walk it off.
Then you think... He signed with the Mets for 4 Million. 4 freeking million... What about all the other squads? What about the Brewers? It is a fair point.
The Brewers have dropped Payroll from 97 to 69 million. They could afford 4 million for him easy and they are going with so so youth in the rotation for 2013 so they need him. Maybe they believe in that youth but having Marcum around for 4 million would be great insurance unless something is wrong with Marcum. The Brewers may have needed him worse than the Twins do and the Brewers didn't offer dollar one.
I read articles saying Marcum would like to return to the Brewers so it wasn't Marcum not wanting to return. The Brewers kicked him out the door for seemingly no reason. I would love for the Twins to roll the dice here but there is much more to this story.