Oct 4, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller (40) throws to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during the eighth inning in game two of the National League divisional series playoff baseball game at Busch Stadium. Pittsburgh defeated St. Louis 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

1/20 Morning Marquee: Tanaka, Indians and Shelby Miller

Welcome to the return of a Cubbies Crib exclusive, the Morning Marquee.

After a brief hiatus, we return with the weekend’s news from around Major League Baseball. In Chicago, Cubs Convention wrapped up and dominated headlines for much of the weekend, several teams are awaiting word from Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka’s camp regarding his decision on which team he will sign with and the Cardinals’ young flamethrower Shelby Miller offered some comments regarding his role with the team during the 2013 postseason.

Here’s some coverage from around the league:

“Jocketty confirms Sizemore talks.” - Cincinnati Enquirer

“Little buzz at convention, but Tanaka can change that.” – Jesse Rogers, ESPN Chicago

“A few links and notes… LaRussa doubt he’ll get an interview with the M’s.” – The Seattle Times

“Shelby Miller: Status was ‘mystery'” - ESPN.com

“Balfour an intriguing late-inning option for Nationals.” – Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports

“Experts believe A-Rod will swing, miss on appeal.” – Nick Cafardo, The Boston Globe

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