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The Tigers are interested in Jason Marquis

Jul 29, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

Jason Marquis

Rosenthal and Morosi report that the Tigers are talking to the Nationals about Jason Marquis.

This fits with Detroit’s overall desire to land a starter. A desire that has yet to come close to being met if you believe the rumors.  Beyond some Jeremy Guthrie buzz, not much has happened in that regard.

Marquis is having your basic Jason Marquis year: he’s 8-5 with a 3.95 ERA, for an ERA+ of 97 which is his career average as well. He’s striking out a slightly greater number of hitters than usual, but nothing to alert the media about.  He’d provide durability and some degree of stability to the Tigers’ rotation, but it’s not like he’d be the kind of guy who could carry the team on his back.  He shouldn’t be terribly expensive to land.  He could also be the sort of guy who might clear waivers and thus could be acquired in August.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 29, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    This thread would get more traffic if it said that the Yankees were interested.

  2. Joe - Jul 29, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Two years is probably long enough ago to forget about Jarrod Washburn.

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