Introducing Player/Coach Greg Maddux
Sources say at least one Cubs official was floating the idea of asking veteran Greg Maddux to serve as pitching coach, as well as resuming his Hall of Fame career on the mound if Larry Rothschild had accepted an offer from the Detroit Tigers. It certainly would have been a way for the club to save some money. Maddux's brother, Mike, is the pitching coach for Milwaukee.I'm sure it's just some rumor mongering, but does anyone have any doubts that Maddux would make an excellent pitching coach. I hope, no I pray that once Maddux retires, the Cubs forego the gold watch and instantly put him under contract as a coach in some capacity in the organization and put him on the fast track to being the major league pitching coach. Of course Maddux might decide he'd rather just golf then deal with a bunch of brainless Nuke LaLoosh's the rest of his life. Anyway, whoever this Cub official is, I like!!!
tim815 3 hours 54 min ago (view)
None are official. The Cubs haven't officially turned in paperwork on anyone.
crunch 5 hours 22 min ago (view)
back in november the ricketts also formed a corporation to purchase or create an online sports gambling portal.
they're out there spending money. yup.
Cubster 6 hours 17 min ago (view)
God knows, the pitching staff needs more Garlick
tim815 7 hours 32 min ago (view)
The Cubs should claim Kyle Garlick.
Hagsag 7 hours 41 min ago (view)
Joe Ricketts, sell the Cubs.
tim815 7 hours 59 min ago (view)
Finally, someone to give the Green and Libertarian Parties equal footing.
Dolorous Jon Lester 8 hours 36 min ago (view)
I wonder if the investment cost the exact amount we saved by trading Darvish...
Calling oneself Straight Arrow is like someone having to say "you can trust me completely." Pretty clear the opposite is true.
Dolorous Jon Lester 8 hours 38 min ago (view)
Reclamation projects with minimal risk are good in general, but having this guy be currently projected for a rotation spot is laughable.
I would have much preferred to see them sign Foltynewicz in this capacity. Folty was bad last year and the year before but at least its only been two years since he was successful, and he has two years of team control remaining. Miller last put together a good season in 2015.
Cubster 10 hours 49 min ago (view)
Monday Tribune: Conservative Joe Ricketts to launch Omaha-based "unbiased" online news service (called Straight Arrow news).
Yeah, right. Making son Pete look like a liberal.
Laura when hearing the name hysterically laughed out loud.
Sinclair media investing?
crunch 19 hours 20 min ago (view)
875K if he makes the team with 600K in performance bonuses possible.
Dolorous Jon Lester 19 hours 34 min ago (view)
Shelby Miller...? Really?
crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
i like the cubs odds on this one.
Arizona Phil 1 day 6 hours ago (view)
Ian Happ arbitration figures are $4.1M (player) and $3.25M (club) with hearing date TBD.
crunch 2 days 17 hours ago (view)
* all figures stated are in a range of +/- 10m
yeah, that was me not typing info correctly. my bad.
Arizona Phil 2 days 20 hours ago (view)
Bryant got $19.5M