In Jeff Samardzija’s mind, signing Masahiro Tanaka would have silenced all that talk about the “R-word.”
For all the Twitter buzz and wishing thinking by Cubs fans, the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes had a predictable ending.
The White Sox came up short in their pitch to Masahiro Tanaka but Rick Hahn won’t be soured by the end result.
All that buzz about Masahiro Tanaka helps create the illusion for Cubs fans that everything is going to be all right.
Greg Maddux made about $153 million during his Hall of Fame career, according to the salary database at Baseball-Reference.com.