Pogotheostrich wrote:I wouldn't compare them in value but a lot of teams looking at Mags are looking at Burnitz as a plan B.
exactly. Burnitz has become plan B now that they see what Maggs is demanding.
I also want to mention that Maggs will sign a long term deal, but it will be heavily incentived based on performance and health, so whoever signs him more than likely will mitigate the risk within the contract. The media will report the final numbers, similar to the way they reported the Beltran and Beltre deals, but rest assured, those guys are getting guaranteed money while Maggs still has to earn it - if he's injured or doesnt produce he will be paid a fraction of the stickerprice.
Cubs just entered hunt for Maggs. Detroit was the only one willing to meet his demands and it looked like Maggs would be a Tiger, but over the weekend - after they delt Sosa - it appears that the Cubs are going to meet with Boras and Maggs this week.