UPDATE: Garza and the Brewers have not come to an official deal, according to reports. Negotiations are ongoing.
Call it the Masahiro Tanaka effect.
For all the Twitter buzz and wishing thinking by Cubs fans, the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes had a predictable ending.
The talk all along was the Chicago Cubs were in big on Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who signed a 7-year, $155 million deal with the New York Yankees Wednesday.
The White Sox came up short in their pitch to Masahiro Tanaka but Rick Hahn won’t be soured by the end result.
The Cubs appealed to the ego, telling Anibal Sanchez he would be their primary building block – and not just another guy behind Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer with the Detroit Tigers.