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Yanks 'not involved' with Maddux
It looks like Greg Maddux won't be wearing pinstripes.
A Major League Baseball source told the Bergen Record that the Yankees were moving closer to signing the free-agent pitcher, who turned the Yankees down in the winter of 1992 before signing with the Braves.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, though, shot down the report during Monday's conference call with reporters announcing the Alex Rodriguez deal.
"We are not involved with Greg Maddux," Cashman said.
Maddux, who like Rodriguez is represented by agent Scott Boras, reportedly turned down a multi-year offer from the San Francisco Giants over the weekend. And the Chicago Cubs have raised their initial offer to Maddux of $10 million over two years, which was made Jan. 13. Details of the increase were not disclosed.
"I'd like to get something done, make my decision by the middle of next week, since most camps are opening," Maddux said recently. "But even if it's a few days after that, or even a week after that, I don't see it as a big deal. Spring Training is two weeks too long as it is. I've done my work all winter. I think after 20 years in pro ball I know how to get myself ready for a season."
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
ajgdrummer7 wrote:i read that article on mlb.com also but CHECK OUT ESPN NEWS on the bottom line it says Maddux to sign with Yankees
man i understand ur frustrated but its not georges fault blame the mlb for all this. do u expect george to sit back and NOT spend his money?
2k4cubs wrote:It's a given that they're going to spend the most money each season, but when they start lapping teams three or four and now almost five times over something's wrong. Damn idiot.
almost five times? try about 7 times.
ajgdrummer7 wrote:do u expect george to sit back and NOT spend his money?
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