Masahiro Tanaka

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Levine: Abreu In The MVP Conversation

Jose Abreu has been on a mission all season.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.


MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 01: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim singles in the top of the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 01, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Shepkowski: MLB’s First Half Awards

The Brewers surprise, Trout dominates and there’s a Tanaka/Abreu battle for best AL rookie.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2014

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Auctioning Off Chair That Tanaka Sat In

Bid $320, and you’ll have the inside track to winning it.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2014

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs First In MLB To Solve Tanaka

A steady rain and drop in Tanaka’s velocity helped the Cubs get to the Yankees’ ace.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2014

Alfonso Soriano with the Cubs in April 2012. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Baffoe: There Is More Yankee Class At Wrigley This Week Than Just Jeter

Here’s to Alfonso Soriano, who always displayed the utmost professionalism in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2014

Masahiro Tanaka. (Getty Images)

Preview: Yankees-Cubs

Masahiro Tanaka opposes Jason Hammel tonight at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2014

Masahiro Tanaka. (Getty Images)

Tanaka Leads Yankees Past Cubs, 3-0

Masahiro Tanaka threw eight innings of shutout baseball.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2014

Wrigley Field. (Getty images)

Levine: Should Ricketts Family Sell Soon?

With good moves and television rights exploding, the Ricketts family has made a pretty penny on the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2014

Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Epstein Sees ‘Tremendous Progress’ Amid Cubs’ Struggles

The young hitters give reason for hope, but quality young arms aren’t arriving anytime soon.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2014

Masahiro Tanaka, right, with Yankees manager Joe Girardi. (Getty Images)

Yankees Pitcher Tanaka Charters Boeing 787 For Party Of Five — And His Dog

The Yankees newest jewel started his trek to spring training in style.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2014

Masahiro Tanaka. (Credit:  JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images))

Yankees Land Tanaka With $155M Deal

His decision reportedly came down to five finalists: the Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks.


Masahiro Tanaka. (Credit:  JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images))

Levine: Cubs May Be In Lead For Tanaka

According to MLB sources, the Chicago Cubs will be one of the finalists this week in the Masahiro Tanaka signing sweepstakes. The bidding will end on Thursday when the pitchers posting period expires.


Masahiro Tanaka. (Credit:  JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images))

Levine: Cubs Could Be Future Contenders If They Sign Tanaka

The tide could turn for the Chicago Cubs if they can find the resources to sign Japanese pitcher Masashiro Tanaka this off-season.