Nats right-hander Jason Marquis is in the final year of a two-year, $15MM deal and he says that he wants to continue his career with the club beyond this season, writes Bill Ladson of MLB.com. The two sides have not talked about a contract extension, but Marquis is looking for a multiyear deal.
"Anybody would want a multiyear deal. That's how the game works," the veteran said. "I don't think anyone would turn down a four for a one."
Marquis has long been looked at as a trade candidate due to the expected lack of top-notch arms to be available at the trade deadline. Last week, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote that Marquis could be had in a deal if Washington received enough young talent in return.
In 13 starts this season, Marquis has a 3.67 ERA with 5.2 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9.