Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Yankees – 04/16/14

Game Thirteen – Cubs (4-8) vs. Yankees (7-6) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 176, 844 Location – Yankee Stadium, New York (The Bronx) Jason Hammel (2-0, 2.63/0.51/4.82) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 3.21/1.00/2.64) After weather postponed the opener of the two-game series in the […]

Cubs-Yankees Game Postponed, Day-Night Doubleheader Scheduled for Wednesday

Game one of the two game series between the Cubs and Yankees that was scheduled for Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium has been rained out. Tuesday’s game will be made up as part of a day-night, separate admission doubleheader on Wednesday.

Yankees Reportedly Land Masahiro Tanaka with Seven-Year, $155 Million Deal

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Yankees have won the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes. Rosenthal reported the Yankees have agreed to terms with Masahiro Tanaka on a seven-year, $155 million contract that includes an opt-out clause after the fourth year. If the numbers are accurate, Tanaka has signed the fifth largest contract ever for a starting pitcher […]

The Masahiro Tanaka Derby is Coming Down the Backstretch

While the speculation continues on which team will land Masahiro Tanaka, one thing is certain. By 4:00pm CST on Friday the daily Tanaka watch will be over. Reports suggested Masahiro Tanaka would make a decision by end of business on Wednesday because the team he agrees to terms with would need time to conduct a […]

Cubs in the Middle of the Masahiro Tanaka Speculation

The deadline to sign Masahiro Tanaka is Friday at 4:00pm CST but reports have suggested the news could surface on Tuesday or Wednesday which team has landed the 25-year old right hander. David Kaplan and Jim Bowden reported Monday that Tanaka could agree to terms on a contract at some point over the next two […]

Cubs Reportedly Make Formal Offer to Masahiro Tanaka

According to multiple reports including one from Bruce Levine, the Cubs submitted a formal offer to Masahiro Tanaka. Bruce Levine added his sources are indicating the Cubs are “the lead team” for Tanaka as of Saturday. The Japanese media is reporting Tanaka received at least five offers worth more than $100 million. The Cubs, Yankees, […]

Rick Renteria Confirms Cubs Met with Masahiro Tanaka

Earlier in the week it was assumed the Masahiro Tanaka derby was down to two teams, the Yankees and Dodgers, but that is not the case with a week left to the deadline (Jan, 24, 4:00pm CST). A day after two executives told Jayson Stark to beware of the Cubs when asked about Tanaka, Ken […]

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 […]

Players File for Salary Arbitration and Other Cubs News and Notes

Tuesday was the deadline for eligible players to file for salary arbitration. 146 players across the league filed for salary arbitration, including the eight remaining players on the Cubs’ roster. It is not believed the front office will end up in an arbitration hearing in February (Feb. 1 – Feb. 21) with Jeff Samardzija, Travis […]

Updating the Tanaka Derby and Other Cubs News and Notes

Speculation continued Monday on which team will end up signing Masahiro Tanaka. And the usual suspects are still the favorites to sign the 25-year old right hander. The Tanaka derby will heat up in the coming days leading up to the deadline in ten days. Many have Tanaka signing with the Yankees with their new […]