The rumor is that the Cubs are offering Jason Marquis to the Red Sox for Coco Crisp. Because we live in a Red Sox-centric world, all the talk is about how Marquis isn't enough to interest Boston. I'm finding myself wondering, however, why Chicago wants Crisp.
Sure, Crisp is probably better than Felix Pie right now, but don't Pie's minor league numbers suggest that he's going to improve to more or less Coco Crisp level pretty soon? Other than jerking around your prospect, what are you accomplishing by bringing in Crisp?