Cubs are definitely in on Tanaka
Two of the teams considered to be key players in the Masahiro Tanaka bidding are from the Windy City, and Bruce Levine confirmed the Cubs have made a serious play to land the Japanese ace.
The Cubs brass met with fans on Saturday at the annual Cubs Convention in Chicago and said now it’s just a wait-and-see situation with many clubs seeking Tanaka’s services. Jayson Stark wrote this week many suspect the Cubs will be his new team.
Levine reported on Saturday morning the Cubs “made Tanaka a real offer to be [their] ace and grow with their other talented young players.”
MLB.com‘s Carrie Muskat tweeted there’s not much of an update to the situation other than to “waiting to see how it plays out.”
— Joey Nowak