The story that just won't quit.
The Giants have talked with Florida Marlins officials, who would welcome back Benitez and even take $1 million to $2 million of his $7.6 million salary. According to an industry source, Florida would consider giving up young right-hander Yusmeiro Petit.
Assuming he can throw off the mound with some success, i.e. he regains most of his projected velocity and his off-speed pitch is about to up to par for him. I don't have a problem with the Marlins spending a $1 million or so bucks on the chance that he might regain his 2004 form. I don't think it will happen but, hey, it's not my money. However, to include Petit in the deal is just plain wrong. If the Marlins are looking to trade Petit, and I think they will eventually, the organization can do a lot better than wasting that asset on the pipe dream that is Benitez.