MESA, Ariz. – Rick Renteria once joked about ordering Rosetta Stone tapes, so he could learn Japanese just in case the Cubs signed Masahiro Tanaka.
MESA, Ariz. — Masahiro Tanaka would have completely changed the mood around here.
Cubs executives looked at the closer’s job as a carrot they could dangle in free agency. Now Jose Veras has the chance to work the ninth inning at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs are looking for a closer and John Axford has already posted the personal classified ad on his Twitter account.
Well, that didn't take long.