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Mets have cash incentive to bounce Marcum

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07:14 AM ET 06.21 | Considering the number, Shaun Marcum's $4 million base salary might otherwise set up to keep him in the Mets' rotation. But if that is viewed as a sunk cost, the Mets actually have incentive to bump Marcum to the bullpen when they go from a six- to a five-man rotation, or even designate him for assignment. Marcum can earn up to an additional $4 million in bonuses based on innings pitched and time on the roster. ... Marcum earns a combined $1 million bonus for being with the club -- either active or on the DL -- for 150 and 170 days (nearly the entire 183-day season). So a release, or trade, either alleviates that expenditure or shifts it to the acquiring team. Marcum also gets $250,000 apiece each time he reaches 120, 140, 160 and 170 innings. Will he log that many?

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June 21, 2013  08:10 AM ET

Right now he's effective for 5 innings, he's still healing and will have a better season next year!

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June 21, 2013  05:29 PM ET

The Cheapons will release him to save the $$$$$$

 
June 21, 2013  06:35 PM ET
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The Cheapons will release him to save the $$$$$$

Oh well never mind ....John Niese partially torn rotator cuff....shutdown for a week will be re evaluated.....looks like the DL looms and possible surgery......

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