While most factors suggest the White Sox won’t be a player for Masahiro Tanaka, one rival executive wouldn’t rule them out.
The Cubs will make their pitch to Masahiro Tanaka, the Japanese ace who could shake up their competitive timeline and instantly become a marquee attraction at Wrigley Field.
At a time when the Hall of Fame judgment calls spark steroid suspicions and reignite baseball’s culture wars, the only question about Greg Maddux was whether he would get 100 percent of the vote.
Masahiro Tanaka might be the only name out there that would energize Cubs fans in a winter defined by Jeff Samardzija trade rumors and non-updates on the Wrigley Field renovation.
If the business/baseball plans come together at Wrigley Field, the Cubs will be in on just about every major player — and some of the rumors might actually be true.