Day two of the general manager meetings in Orlando, Fla. gets underway today. The Cubs officially confirmed their interest in Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka as the Cubs will look for ‘quality’ pitching this off-season. Cubs’ top prospect Albert Almora yet again stole the show in the Arizona Fall League in a shutout victory.
Don Mattingly will stay with the Los Angeles Dodgers as manager and All-Star Joe Mauer will move from catcher to first base next season. The Atlanta Braves announced Monday morning they will leave Turner Field and move to the suburbs, Cobb County, after the 2016 season. Tampa Bay Rays‘ Wil Myers and Miami Marlins Jose Fernandez were named rookies of the year as voted by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Chicago Tribune: Rays’ Myers, Marlins’ Fernandez rookies of year
Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs confirm interest in Japanese pitcher Tanaka
CSN Chicago: Baseball America ranks Cubs’ Top 10 prospects
ESPN Chicago: Manager search over; Cubs need pitching
Cubs.com: Almora leads Cubs prospects in shutout victory
Cubs Den: As Cubs head into new era, Mike Gillispie would make a great addition to radio booth
The Marietta Daily Journal: Braves leaving Turner Field after 2016 season
NBC Sports: More details on proposed changes to the Japanese player posting system
FOX Sports: Santana’s agents come well-prepared
ESPN MLB: Mauer to move to first base
CBS Sports: Dodgers announce coaching staff; Mattingly to officially return for 2014