The deal is expected to be announced as early as Friday.
It is true I like the Cantu (possible) addition to the Marlins more than I did Castillo's, at least as ball player. But let's face it, both are pitiful substitutes for Cabrera when it comes to hitting.
As Dan shared in the comments last night:
Keith Law: Well, since Cantu flat-out sucks, it's McPherson by default.
I don't think the Marlins will continue to pursue McPherson, though I could be wrong about that but if I counted correctly Cantu's addition brings the Marlins 40-man roster to 40.