From ESPN Insider
* The Cubs are looking at Jason Marquis, along with a couple of other veteran pitchers, writes Phil Rogers. Within this story, there is word that GM Jim Hendry wants to go into spring training with Mark Prior slotted in as the No. 6 starter -- in other words, the Cubs don't want to count on him, but will hope for the best. Rogers also writes that the Cubs signed Henry Blanco to a two-year deal, leading to speculation that they might attempt to trade Michael Barrett.