Don’t Count the Cubs Out of the Masahiro Tanaka Sweepstakes

The Dodgers broke out their checkbook in a big way Wednesday and they may not be done. Clayton Kershaw agreed to a contract extension that will pay the 25-year old southpaw $215 million over the next seven years. And Kershaw can opt out of the contract after five years if he wants to pass on […]

Paul Maholm is Reportedly on the Cubs Radar

The Cubs could reunite with a former starter after all this winter. According to a report from Mark Gonzalez, Paul Maholm is likely on the Cubs’ radar and could be an option if they are unable to sign Masahiro Tanaka. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said they planned to add at least one starting […]

Report: Cubs Talking to Fox about TV Rights

According to a report from Patrick Mooney, the Cubs “are in talks with Fox about their broadcasting future” as the team looks to maximize their television revenue. A deal with Fox would end the Cubs relationship with WGN “and potentially lay the groundwork for a second regional sports network in Chicago.” The Cubs exercised an […]

Cubs Future on 720 WGN Remains in Question

WGN-AM 720 exercised an option with the Cubs on Oct. 17 to re-open their contract with the team due to “sharply declining ratings because of the Cubs struggles on the field.” The uncertainty of the future of the long-time partnership between WGN and the Cubs impacted the search for Pat Hughes’ partner after Keith Moreland […]

The Daily Tanaka: Speculation Continues in the Masahiro Tanaka Derby

The Masahiro Tanaka updates took a backseat to baseball’s biggest story on Sunday. The speculation continued on which team will end up signing Tanaka with the Cubs remaining among the teams considered as a likely destination. The Cubs have not confirmed or denied they met with Masahiro Tanaka last week while he was in Los […]

Cubs Reportedly Prepared to Make Nine-Figure Investment in Masahiro Tanaka

The Masahiro Tanaka derby has picked up with less than two weeks to the deadline for him to sign a contract with a Major League team (Jan. 24, 4:00pm CST). And has been the case all off-season with Tanaka the reports from the mainstream media seemingly contradict themselves on an hourly basis. Bob Nightengale caused […]

The Daily Tanaka: Cubs Among the Teams Lining Up to Talk to Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka and his agent, Casey Close, reportedly spent Thursday talking to several teams and listening to their sales pitches. The White Sox are one of the teams that met with Tanaka and GM Rick Hahn addressed the Sox interest in Tanaka after their meeting on Thursday that included Kenny Williams and Robin Ventura. Hahn […]

Report: Masahiro Tanaka to Meet with Teams in Los Angeles This Week

As expected, the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes has picked up and according to a report from Jon Heyman he is meeting with “as many as a dozen or so teams by Friday in the Los Angeles area.” Tanaka and his agent, Casey Close, started meeting with teams Wednesday. As many as five or six meetings are […]

The Daily Tanaka: Cubs Reportedly One of the Stops on the MLB Tour

Masahiro Tanaka is labeled as a ‘rock star’ in Japan and Ma-kun is going on a tour of Major League Baseball teams. Tanaka will reportedly meet with the Cubs this week as part of his stop in Chicago that is likely to include a visit on the South Side with the White Sox. According to […]

Cubs Will Reportedly Meet with Masahiro Tanaka This Week

According to a report from Comcast SportsNet’s Luke Stuckmeyer, the Cubs will meet with Masahiro Tanaka this week. Tanaka is also scheduled to meet with the White Sox and according to Stuckmeyer the meetings could take place in Chicago. This is the first report of a team meeting with Masahiro Tanaka. The Cubs are one […]