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Question re: Marquis (again)... sorry

Hi again.  Sorry to ask yet another question on this topic.

If nobody else is going to want Marquis, why not just hold onto the guy?  Who knows when Lieber, being 40 years old, might go down with an injury?  Dempster has a history of injury as well.  We never know when or if one or both will blow up.

Especially with Marquis pitching so well in ST, why be so quick to trade?  Why not keep Dempster as a spot starter or reliever for when one of the starters has a terrible start to save the bullpen?  Especially if Gallagher is traded, it would be important to have some insurance and personally I think Marquis has looked far sharper with his sinker than Gallagher has looked.  In fact, even pitching against the weaker players in the latter innings this spring training, Gallagher really hasn't looked great.

Anyhow, just asking.  Thanks for your input as always.  I sort of like having Marquis around. 

And please don't give the argument that the Cubs are short on money, especially with the way they jacked up ticket prices yet still fully expect to sell out.  That is absolutely ridiculous.  If the Red Sox, Dodgers, Angels, and Giants can make multi-year, multi-million dollar mistakes with the likes of JD Drew, Juan Pierre, Mark Schmidt, Gary Matthews, Barry Zito yet still find a way to continue to build through free agency, then we should be able to swallow the relatively medium salary of Marquis who still has a significant amount of value.

Thanks again

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