I’ll never criticize Mad Dog. It’s surprising he chose not to be inducted as Brave, for whom he toiled 11 years. But he was a Cub for 10 years, so let’s not minimize his attachment to the team that drafted him.
And it was the Cubs, not the Braves, who hired Mad Dog as a special adviser after his career was over. The Braves didn’t seem interested in tapping a baseball mind second to none. Could that have played a role in his decision?
Maybe. As we’ve seen with Glavine and Smoltz, the current regime has a habit of pissing off the franchise’s greatest stars.
In other news today the Brewers signed Matt Garza and the Rays brought Grant Balfour back to Tampa. And the Gavin Floyd signing looks less inspired by the day.
Will this shitty winter ever end?