Rosenthal just posted that the Rockies are considering trading for Marquis or signing Tim Redding, http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8963778/Teixeira-will-get-his-payday,-but-is-he-really-worth-it?. The mention is in the Around the horn section.
I'd be all for trading Marquis, but I'm not sure who would become the Cubs' No. 5 starter. The obvious option is Marshall, but that would seem to create some issues in the bullpen, where Neal Cotts is the only other lefty.
Presumably, the Cubs would get at least $3 million or $4 million in savings from the deal. Should the Cubs use that money to sign Randy Johnson? Should they sign another lefty reliever and give Marshall the No. 5 spot? Should they use the money to up the offer to Milton Bradley or another right fielder? Any other suggestions?
And, please, don't suggest a Hermida or Kubel trade. Might be great ideas, but let's focus on things that are being discussed as possiblities by people OTHER THAN BCB posters.