I have powers...political powers!
Seems like the Nats are close to signing Jason Marquis. Without knowing the length or cost there can be no gut reaction, whether you love or hate the guy. Wait... I hear over WFAN - 2 years, 15 million... ok I like that.
I spent the last couple years waiting for Marquis to fail. He was getting beat up with the longball and looked to be a huge free agent bust after leaving St. Louis. Funny thing is something happened and that homerun issue went away, despite playing with home fields of Wrigley and Coors. He still gives up hits, doesn't strike out enough, and walks just a couple too many, but all in all he's turned himself into a respectable innings eater.
I'll check it out more later but if that's the deal, then its' a good one and things really ARE changing.