Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 12/27


The bidding for Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has begun and the Hall of Fame ballots have gone out this week to members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Last winter, BBWA members did not elect anyone on the first ballot containing players from the “steroids era.”

Daily Herald: Our baseball Hall of Fame voters cast their ballots

Chicago Tribune: Lots of room, amenities for Cubs spring training

CSN Chicago: Top 13 of 2013: Historically bad season for Cubs and White Sox

ESPN MLB: Masahiro Tanaka bidding has begun (Video)

NBC Sports: Murray Chass thinks Craig Biggio did steroids

Toronto Sun: Steve Simmons won’t vote for steroid class in Baseball Hall of Fame balloting

Fox Sports: How Maddux changed Rosenthal’s HOF voting perspective Tanaka may prove to be high-yield investment

New York Post: Yankees’ pursuit of Tanaka begins Thursday

New York Times: Yanks and Dodgers know Tanaka’s agent well Righty Moscoso to sign with Japanese team

Yahoo! Sports: Longtime Indians broadcaster Mike Hegan dies at 71

ESPN MLB: Former CF Paul Blair dies at 69

Boston Herald: A year later, Red Sox again thinking about Drew

Denver Post: Drew Stubbs could be great addition as new Rockies outfielder

CSN Baltimore: Orioles fans’ Christmas wish? Some free agents

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