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Cornbread Maxwell wrote:jonnyblack wrote:Dan Davis on ESPN Radio just reported 10:41 am est 1/31.05 that the Cubs are not invited to watch Maggs work out in California. They better get invited.
yeah - that workout was a rumor that I believe started in the CHI media. There is no scheduled workout - no team has seen him workout, and chances are he gets a deal without ever privately working out for anyone. Not saying I agree with it, but thats what it looks like at this point.
There were also rumors that the Cubs were going to get a face to face with Boras and Maggs - much like the Tigers did last week - but thats rumor as well. There has been no meeting for the Cubs and there is no corroborated evidence that one is scheduled.
edit - It was Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune that wrote an incredibly bad piece on the Cubs and Maggs full of inuendo and guesses with 0 factual basis or sources to confirm the rumors he was starting. Im pretty sure thats where the added hype regarding Maggs is coming from. At this point no one in the Cubs organization has expressed a desire to the media to sign Maggs to a 5 yr deal, however this doesnt stop journalists from speculating and trying to hide their speculations as newsworthy.
TheYanks04 wrote:It is hard to believe anyone would sign Maggs without a phycial and a workout. Boras has to be Houdini himself to pull that one off. That or there will be major escape clauses in the contract for the team.
As to Phil Rogers writing articles not based on fact and full of guess work, ineundo and probably leaks/wishful thinking from Chicago management...isn't that what Peter "the Boston Schill" Gammons has done for decades to earn himself a place in the HOF for "journalists"/"writers"? Only real difference is Gammons has done it so well as to get into Baseball tonight and ESPN with his "if I throw enough rumors out there, eventually one will be right" nonsense.
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