This list was well done, even if it's speculation.
17. Hiroki Kuroda - Cubs. The Cubs don't seem content to give 40% of their starts to Jason Marquis and Sean Marshall. There's been a lot of buzz early on about the Cubs dipping into the Japanese market. Maybe they can get Kuroda for something like three years, $27MM (way more than he could earn in Japan).
You know, I agree with this. The Cubs don't seem high on Marshall. The Reds desperately need a southpaw in the rotation and you've gotta believe that Marshall's value is low right now, at least in the eyes of the Cubs. What could be offered up? My inclination would be to say Hamilton, because they seemingly need OF help, but since they already gave up Hamilton for less than the price of a Mercedes, I don't think they'd go for him. Would you offer up Bailey or Cueto for Marshall?