Morning Marquee: Chicago Cubs trim Wrigley Field signage for tax credit


After a complicated process to get the new signs for Wrigley Field approved by the Landmarks Committee, the Chicago Cubs will return with a revised plan to trim the proposed signs in order to earn an approximate $75 million tax credit. After negotiations with the National Park Service, the team will trim the proposed plans in hopes of earning a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. The team takes the plan before the committee on December 4.

Torri Hunter returns to the Minnesota Twins on a one-year deal, pending a physical. Hunter spent the first 11 years of his career playing for the Twins, before leaving for the Angels in 2008. He spent the last two seasons in Detroit looking for his first World Series title. In Minnesota, he was a two-time All-Star and won seven Gold Gloves. In all he won nine consecutive Gold Glove Awards from 2001-2009.

The Dodgers and Reds agreed to a deal that sent Chris Heisey to Los Angeles in exchange for Dodgers’ prospect Matt Magill. Even with a surplus of outfielders in Los Angeles, Heisey fits the need for a natural center fielder. The Reds acquire LA’s 19th overall prospect in Magill. He spent the entire 2014 season at Triple-A after going 0-2 with a 6.51 ERA with the Dodgers in 2013.

The St. Louis Cardinals bolstered their bullpen by agreeing to a one-year deal with former Rockies pitcher Matt Belisle. The 11-year veteran was added as the Cardinal expect to lose Pat Neshek and Jason Motte to free agency. Since moving to the bullpen in 2008, he hasn’t walked more than 20 batters in a season.

Here are some of the headlines you may have missed:

‘Cubs trim proposed Wrigley signage to earn tax credit’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Torii Hunter signs with the Minnesota Twins’ – Puckett’s Pond

‘Cincinnati Reds trade Chris Heisey to the LA Dodgers’ – Blog Red Machine

‘St. Louis Cardinals sign Matt Belisle to one-year deal’ – Redbird Rants

‘Non-tender results: 31 players become free agents’ – Call to the Pen