There is a new rumor, Jon Heyman says that Nick Markakis is not a sure bet to sign with the Orioles and that the Jays, as well as Braves and Giants are interested.
I would think the Jays are looking at him as a fallback in case Melky Cabrera signs elsewhere. Though Shi Davidi says that the Jays might be up against their salary cap, once arbitration is complete, and might not have the money to sign Melky. I don't know, I'm pretty sure that if Melky would like to sign, they will find the money.
Markakis would be an improvement on defense, and I'm not against improving our defense, but likely wouldn't give us the offense that Melky would. Nick had a 2.5 WAR last year. He would likely come cheaper than Melky. Marakis just turned 31 and is looking for a 4 year contract.
Anyway, what do you think, would you like the Jays to sign Nick Markakis?