Once Marquis has the arm-strength to return to the big league rotation it wont take long for him to be back in a Nationals uniform. The clubs biggest 2010 offseason investment is a major league veteran and likely wont need much fine tuning to return to his top form, wherever that may be these days.
The 31-year-old starter only managed three starts before going down to injury, but was able to do plenty damage during his short stint in Washington. The righty pitched only 8.1 innings in three starts, posting a 20.52 ERA, and earned three losses. Rizzo had brought Marquis to Washington for the sole purpose of adding stability to a young rotation, however Marquis has proved to do just the opposite.
Win or lose, you better bet that the Nationals will try and get him on the field as soon as possible to try and capitalize on their $15 million investment, because right now it's looking like one of the worst contracts in recent memory.