Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 01/11/14

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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 Tribune: With Greg Maddux, appearances deceiving (Insider)

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

Baltimore Sun: Orioles re-sign Alexi Casilla to minor league deal, with invitation to spring training

Fox Sports: Rosenthal: Homer Bailey denies he wants out of Cincy

Dallas Morning News: Jon Daniels says Rangers will not pursue ‘big ticket’ replacement for Derek Holland

NBC Sports: A-Rod suspension decision likely in next few days

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