Of the three SP they signed, two were serious health risks. Just what exactly, in your bizarre view, is "A guy like Marcum"? What exactly does that mean? Maybe you just don't realize he's a good pitcher, something we have none of.
Plenty of blame to go around between Ryan and the Pohlads, but this was Ryan's call.
Oh... for God's sake.
A guy like Marcum is a guy who had a mysterious arm injury last year that nobody apparently could figure out, only one offer was made to him and for $4m, a good but not great pitcher when healthy (Probably not as good as some people here think though), and a guy only here for a year.
It would have been nice to give him a try but how can you be so upset they didn't give a guy who is probably coin flip on being healthy or not?
I can go over this for the 5th time: He probably would have been better than signing Pelfrey or Corriea but if it were between him and Saunders I like Saunders better though it would have been good to have both.