Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago Cubs are reportedly in hot pursuit of four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux.
According to The Chicago Sun-Times, the team increased its first offer of $10 million over two years to $14 million to $15 million over two years. The initial offer was made on January 13.
The 37-year-old righthander went 16-11 with a 3.96 ERA last season for the Atlanta Braves. He spent the last 10 seasons with the Braves.
Maddux, a San Angelo, TX native, started his illustrious career with the Cubs in 1986 and captured his first Cy Young Award with the team in 1992. Maddux ranks 23rd on the all-time career wins list with 289.
Maddux also has 33 shutouts and 103 complete games under his belt.
If the Cubs acquire Maddux, they will have three solid starters in Kerry Wood and Mark Prior.