Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 12/2

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Major League Baseball and Japanese baseball officials could reach deal on new posting system soon. Both sides have been negotiating a deal this past week in New York.

The Minnesota Twins were the only active team over the holiday weekend, they signed starter Phil Hughes to a three-year, $24 million deal on Saturday. They also signed free-agent pitcher Ricky Nolasco earlier this week.

NBC Sports: MLB could reach deal on new posting system soon

USA Today: MLB exemptions for Adderall use on the rise

Yahoo! Sports: Report: Phil Hughes agrees to three-year, $24 million deal with Twins

MLB.com: Nolasco, Hughes additions point Twins in right direction

NBC Sports: Historical precedent suggests Jack Morris will finally get into the Hall of Fame

SI Strikezone: JAWS and the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot Part III: More stray hitters

Kansas City Star: Carlos Beltran appears to top Royals’ revised off-season wish list

ESPN New York: Furcal: Mets showing interest

New York Post: Cano, Yankees near $100 million off: sources

NBC Sports: Olney: Marniners appear destined to sign a big-name starting pitcher

Denver Post: Rockies owner Dick Monfort provides detailed look at team’s budget, financial structure

ESPN Dallas: Hot Stove Talk: David Price

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