You have to wonder if this is totally Maddux, or if it is his agent. Boras is the most hated man in major league baseball, and I don't think it is coincidence that most of the free agent holdouts asking for enormous amounts of money are his clients(although it could just be that he has buku clients). You gotta despise the guy somewhat, but on the other hand, someone will eventually pay players like Maddux and IRod the money they aren't worth, so why should they go for less?
And you wonder how teams like the Rangers get stuck with contracts like ARod's and Park's? Multi-million dollar players they couldn't get rid of if they tried (unless it is to the Yankees).
It's time to roll the dice.