Chicago Cubs management indicated earlier this off-season they were ‘all-in’ on signing Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka and now reports are surfacing the Dodgers are too but the Cubs are willing to make a nine-figure investment.
Around the league, the Alex Rodriguez suspension is likely to come down in the next few days and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $3.975M deal with their star pitcher Stephen Strasburg to avoid arbitration.
ESPN Chicago: Times is here for Cubs to pitch to Tanaka
CSN Chicago: Next moves for Cubs after jumping into Tanaka sweepstakes
CBS Sports: Report: Dodgers will ‘go all-out’ to sign Tanaka
Chicago Sun-Times: Letting Maddux go as free agent still haunts Cubs
Daily Herald: The greatest of Maddux was that he would not give in
Washington Post: Strasburg, Nats avoid arbitration, agree to $3.975M deal
NBC Sports: A-Rod suspension decision likely in next few days