Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 01/04/14


Several reports are indicating the Boston Red Sox are one big team that will not be bidding against the Chicago Cubs for Japan’s ace Masahiro Tanaka. Talk on what teams are interest in Tanaka continue to circulate as well as which players are not getting votes in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

On Friday morning, the home park of the West Michigan White Caps, Midwest League affiliate of the Detroit Tigers caught fire. All 30 employees at the ballpark were evacuated safely, and the team hopes to have the ballpark repaired and refurbished in time for the start of the season.

WWMT-TV: Fire at Fifth Third Ballpark (Detroit Tigers A Affiliate)

CSN Chicago: Cubs: 14 questions for 2014 Anthony Rizzo determined to build on lessons of 2013

Fox Sports: Rosenthal: Japan’s Tanaka could end up in desert as D-backs ace

CBS Sports: Report: Red Sox not expected to pursue Masahiro Tanaka

NBC Sports: Orioles’ top priority is adding another starting pitcher

Tampa Bay Times: Rays officially announce three-year, $21 million deal with first baseman James Loney Reds don’t anticipate much roster movement Former October standout Jeff Suppan retires Pirates land McGuiness in trade with Texas

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Jason Motte continues comeback

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