Cubbies Crib: Morning Marquee 01/10/14


The Cubs and White Sox are among several teams pursuing Japanese free agent pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who is meeting with teams this week in Los Angeles. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America have suspended Dan LeBatard after he gave his Hall of Fame vote to Deadspin. LeBatard commented publicly that he expected this to happen.

Chicago Tribune: Cubs and White Sox to enter Tanaka bidding

CSN Chicago: Cubs take out full-age ad to honor Greg Maddux

ESPN New York: A-Rod might consider reduced ban

ESPN MLB: Dan Le Batard barred from Hall vote

Grantland: Craig Biggio, Blank Ballots, and the Deeply Flawed Hall of Fame Voting Process

Yahoo! Sports: Dan Wetzel Podcast: Baseball Hall of Fame fallout too hard to ignore

Sports on Earth: Basking in outrage

USA Today Sports: Ted Beg: Why I don’t care who took steroids

Baseball Prospectus: A Vote for Transparency Maddux’s Hall of Fame career nearly took different turn

Fox Sports: Prized Japanese pitcher Tanaka in US to meet with major league teams

NBC Sports: Pirates pitching coach expects A.J. Burnett to retire

CBS Sports: Verlander expected to be ready for camp following core muscle surgery

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