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Tag:Jason Marquis
Posted on: December 21, 2009 12:39 pm

Yankees/Cashman turn to rotation

After the Yankees' latest moves, GM Brian Cashman will now turn his attention to the rotation and according to a major league source, will "almost certainly" add a starter by New Year's. 

The report in the New York Post says Cashman inquired about Carlos Zambrano, but the price was too high.

Some other pitchers the Yankees could target include Jason Marquis, who Cashman has previously acknowledged as a possibility.  Ben Sheets who would be a huge gamble.  Joel Pineiro, who is seeking a four-year deal, likely won't get that from the Yankees. 
Posted on: December 10, 2009 1:06 pm

Nationals search for pitching

The Nationals need pitching and they'll leave the winter meetings continuing their search for an "innings-eater" for the rotation

The Washington Post reports the team has expressed preliminary interest in  Jon Garland, Jarrod Washburn, Joel Piñeiro, Vicente Padilla, Jason Marquis and John Smoltz.

The team appears to have no primary target among the available starters and in the lucrative pitching free-agent market, the Nats will have to either A) pay a steep price or B) hang back and hope somebody falls to them.
Posted on: December 8, 2009 1:04 pm

Cashman confirmes Yankees' interest has word that Yankees GM Brian Cashman confirmed he has spoken with the representatives for Mark DeRosa and Jason Marquis, and adding pitching is the main goal for the Winter Meetings.
Posted on: December 3, 2009 1:57 pm

Marquis won't accept arbitration

SI's Jon Heyman posted this on his twitter feed:

Jason Marquis had falling out with the Rockies because he didn't get a playoff start so he isn't expected to accept arbitration.
Posted on: December 1, 2009 4:14 pm
Edited on: December 1, 2009 4:22 pm

Arbitration offered to Betancourt

According to the Denver Post , the Rockies are expected to offer only Rafael Betancourt salary arbitration. 

However, Inside the Rockies reports that Jason Marquis has also been offered arbitration.
Posted on: November 23, 2009 10:56 am

Mets eye Sheets

A source confirmed to the New York Post that Ben Sheets, 31, would be among a group of second-tier, relatively low-cost starting pitchers the Mets will consider this winter.

The oft-injured Sheets, who last pitched with the Brewers in 2008, has been sidelined since February because of surgery to repair the flexor tendon in his forearm, but he expects to be healthy by spring training.

Free-agent Joel Pineiro, Jason Marquis and Randy Wolf are also in that group.

Posted on: September 22, 2009 11:20 am

Marquis making a pitch to the Mets

Even as Jason Marquis focuses on helping the Rockies clinch a wild-card berth, the veteran righty has made it k nown he'd like to return to the Mets next season.

Close friend Jeff Francoeur told the New York Post that Marquis told him and David Wright, "He'd love to return here."

Francoeur thought Marquis return to the Mets was a good idea. "He'd be a great fit. He's from Staten Island. He's a New York type of guy. He'll probably be coming off the best season he's ever had."
Category: MLB
Posted on: May 28, 2009 3:35 pm
Edited on: May 28, 2009 9:52 pm

Stark On Peavy, Oswalt, Phillies, DeRosa, Giants

Let's take a look at the latest Rumblings and Grumblings column from ESPN's Jayson Stark.

  • The Padres' recent winning streak has not changed their intention of trading Jake Peavy.  The Dodgers and Cubs are in Peavy's first tier of choices, follwed by the Giants, Cardinals, and Astros.  The Angels would be the one AL team he'd consider.  The East Coast is a long shot.  Also, Peavy will want his 2011-13 partial no-trade clause to become a full no-trade.  Peavy's friend Roy Oswalt has been unsuccessful in lobbying Astros owner Drayton McLane, as the 'Stros can't take on Peavy's contract.  As for the Dodgers, GM Ned Colletti told the L.A. Times he hasn't talked to the Padres about Peavy since the pitcher vetoed the White Sox deal.
  • Stark talked to scouts who believe Oswalt has "lost his edge" and needs a change of scenery.  The Phillies have inquired on him, but they've asked about everyone: Peavy, Brandon Webb, Roy Halladay, Doug Davis, Erik Bedard, Cliff Lee, Aaron Harang, Brad Penny, Chris Young and Jason Marquis.  Popular Phillies trade targets include Lou Marson, Jason Donald, Carlos Carrasco, Travis D'Arnaud, Freddy Galvis, Kyle Drabek, Dominic Brown, and Antonio Bastardo.
  • The Braves are interested in bringing Mark DeRosa back to Atlanta.  He came up with them and was non-tendered in '04 after tearing his ACL.  But to deal young arms, the Braves would want an impact bat.  Stark says they're "mostly listening" rather than shopping Jeff Francoeur.  His trade value is difficult to gauge.
  • The Mets seem content to wait out the first base trade market.
  • The Giants seek a middle-of-the-order bat, and Jonathan Sanchez is being dangled.  Three targets they haven't had success on are Dan Uggla, Jorge Cantu, and possibly Carlos Lee.  Lee, according to one Stark source, doesn't intend to waive his no-trade for anyone.
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