Cubs eyeing Crisp; Sox don’t want Marquis

FORT MYERS, Fla. – While major league sources indicate the Chicago Cubs have Coco Crisp on their wish list, the Red Sox have no interest in expendable starting pitcher Jason Marquis or Arizona League MVP outfielder Sam Fuld.

Both of those names have made the rounds on the airwaves in Chicago, but major league sources indicate the Sox have no interest even with Josh Beckett’s back injury potentially creating a need for depth in the starting rotation.

Neither young center-fielder Felix Pie or Fuld have nailed down the center-field job. The Cubs and Orioles are talking about a Brian Roberts deal off and on, a deal that could also include Jay payton. But that deal has been talked about for months and nothing has happened.

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If the Cubs were to talk trade with the Red Sox, it would have to be for a different set of names – either prospects or bullpen help.