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Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

MARQUIS ROCKS BOAT

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As the Cardinal fandom doubles over in hysterical laughter…

Jason Marquis said he’d rather be traded then go to the bullpen. And in doing so he broke out an old pro athlete stand by, telling reporters that “I also have a family to worry about”. That phrase is anathema to the working stiffs that pay his salary and care deeply about the club.

So in essence, Marquis is saying that if Lieber is better than him and takes the 5th spot and he then could strengthen the bullpen for the team’s sake, he’d rather just up and leave. Not exactly a team player now, is he?

Lou had the right response:

“Well, if that’s the case, he can go somewhere else,” Piniella said. “Win a spot in the rotation, you don’t have to worry about it. … I’ve got seven starters here for five spots. It’s a little bit too early to start talking about what he wants to do or not do. You know, that galls me about Marquis, it really does,” he said. “I’m not pleased with that comment. We’ve had a good camp, everybody’s getting an opportunity. Go out and win a spot in the rotation. Nobody is going to stand in your way if you do it. That’s the easy way out.”

The BoSox had a scout at the game and it’s widely known the Cubs are looking at Coco Crisp. I’m not the biggest Crisp fan–I’d rather see Pie & Fuld–but if Marquis’ primary goal isn’t the team, then thanks for a good first half in 2007 and see ya later.

  • dhaab

    It’s going to take more than just Marquis to get a guy like Crisp. Besides, why would the Red Sox need another starter? I know Schilling is hurt, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be out for too long and they already have a stable of starters. Beckett, Bucholz, Lester, Matzuzaka, and Wakefield.

    I find it rather hilarious that many Cubs fans (not you, Matt) don’t appreciate how much money the team is throwing around right now. They have Marquis, who has to win the 5th spot in the rotation, and he’s raking in 16 million bucks over the next two years. Hope you guys enjoy this while it lasts because it probably won’t last much longer.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Apparently they are thinking about starting Buchholz at AAA and/or want to limit his innings. Plus, they don’t necessarily need Crisp. But hwy they would want Marquis? No idea.

    BTW–got my Dish Network and got to see some of your fine work! I really liked the pre-game show, especially the piece on Michael Thompson.

  • http://www.timellsworth.com Tim

    :)

    It made me happy to read this.

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