Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 12/17


Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball announced a revised posting agreement on Monday, capping the “release fee” at $20 million. There have already been enough lost-in-translation moments in the Mashario Tanaka coverage. But if the Rakuten Golden Eagles make their 25-year-old ace available, they will spark a bidding war. The Cubs would likely have to spend north of $80 million for Tanaka due to the other teams interested.

Left-hander Wesley Wright and the Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,425,000.

Chicago Tribune: Tanaka decision looms as new posting system passed in Japan

Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs officially sign reliever Wesley Wright to $1,425,000, 1-year deal

CSN Chicago: With posting agreement set, Cubs plan to take shot at Tanaka

ESPN Chicago: Can the Cubs get Masahiro Tanaka?

Cubs Den: Time for Cubs to show Tanaka the money

FOX Sports: D-backs get closer Addison Reed for Matt Davidson

NBC Sports: Braves sign rehabbing Gavin Floyd to one-year deal

CBS Sports: Yankees agree to sign Brian Roberts for one year, $2M

ESPN MLB: Tim Beckham to miss start of season

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Cleveland Indians reach 1-year deal with John Axford; Matt Albers signs with Astros

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