Has anybody considered Jason Marquis as a solution for the 4/5 slots in the rotation?
It's said that he's going to have to compete for a starting job in the Cubs' rotation, despite being an at least league average starter last year.
1.91.2 IP, 190 H, 22 HR, 76 BB, 109 K. 4.60 ERA
His ERA was just very slightly above average, and his H/IP may have also been above average (don't have the numbers on me...)
So while he may not blow anyone away, he may prove to be a more than capable filler for the back-end until Homer Bailey or Johnny Cueto are fully ready to take those spots. And the fact that he has to compete for a job may mean that the Cubs are not that high on him anymore.
So what do you think? Would you send over some B-prospects to Chicago for Marquis? Or do you not see him as a viable option?