Maddux‘s deal expires in December. He received a message from Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts last weekend, but said they have been playing phone tag so far. Maddux is not sure if there’s a job for him under the next GM, or if he wants to return anyway.
“I don’t know, and I would feel the same way if Jim [Hendry] was still there now,” he said. I’m just trying to get my feet wet and figure out what I want to do in my post-baseball career.”
If it was up to me Mad Dog would be the Braves’ next manager. Seriously. No one’s got more baseball smarts than Maddux and he has a skipper’s disposition.
Make him a special assistant to the GM this year and groom him as Fredi’s replacement in 2013.