Jon Heyman continue to bring up Jason Marquis to the Mets.
Marquis, a Staten Island native, would fill a need in the Mets' rotation at a reasonable cost. The Cubs are offering to pay some of Marquis' $9.5-million 2009 salary to defray the cost. The Mets could also consider sending reliever Scott Schoeneweis to the Cubs to further offset Marquis' salary.For a second, I got very, very excited that the Mets were sending Schoeneweis for Marquis straight up. Darn.
I'm not quite sure what else the Cubbies need, outside of bullpen help. They might need a right-handed bat in the outfield, but I'm not quite sure the Mets have enough righties on their team as it is.
I'd like to see Marquis, as he'd be a solid #5 starter. Don't forget about Jon Garland, Minaya!