Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 11/20


The Nippon Professional Baseball will reopen talks with Major League Baseball over a new bidding system for Japan by Tuesday after the MLB withdrew its proposal last week. Reopening talks is a good sign for the Chicago Cubs and other teams interested in the 24-game winner right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.

In free agency there were multiple signings late Tuesday night. San Diego signed pitcher Josh Johnson, Oakland signed infielder Nick Punto, Skip Schumaker signed with Cincinnati, and Cleveland signed outfielder David Murphy.

The Japan Times: NPB, MLB to reopen posting system talks

CSN Chicago: Mixed emotions for Cubs VP McLeod watching Red Sox win title Cubs just need to stay the course

Cubs Den: Why is it written in stone that the Cubs have to lose?

NBC Sports: A Pirates-Twins trade happened today

FOX Sports: Yankees express interest in INF Jhonny Peralta Oakland adds versatile Punto to infield mix Indians sign David Murphy

The Herald-News: Frank Thomas hits on baseball, steroids and Hall of Fame at St. Francis Brown & Gold Night

ESPN LA: Winter wish list: Starting Pitching

ESPN MLB: Josh Johnson agrees with Padres

CBS Sports: Corey Hart says agent has talked to Red Sox, Rays, Rockies, Brewers

NBC Sports: Skip Schumaker’s two-year deal with Reds worth $5 million

FOX Sports: Balanced Reds shouldn’t sacrifice pitching to improve offense

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