Several reports are indicating the Boston Red Sox are one big team that will not be bidding against the Chicago Cubs for Japan’s ace Masahiro Tanaka. Talk on what teams are interest in Tanaka continue to circulate as well as which players are not getting votes in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
On Friday morning, the home park of the West Michigan White Caps, Midwest League affiliate of the Detroit Tigers caught fire. All 30 employees at the ballpark were evacuated safely, and the team hopes to have the ballpark repaired and refurbished in time for the start of the season.
WWMT-TV: Fire at Fifth Third Ballpark (Detroit Tigers A Affiliate)
CSN Chicago: Cubs: 14 questions for 2014
Cubs.com: Anthony Rizzo determined to build on lessons of 2013
Fox Sports: Rosenthal: Japan’s Tanaka could end up in desert as D-backs ace
CBS Sports: Report: Red Sox not expected to pursue Masahiro Tanaka
NBC Sports: Orioles’ top priority is adding another starting pitcher
Tampa Bay Times: Rays officially announce three-year, $21 million deal with first baseman James Loney
Reds.com: Reds don’t anticipate much roster movement
Brewers.com: Former October standout Jeff Suppan retires
Pirates.com: Pirates land McGuiness in trade with Texas
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Jason Motte continues comeback