Tag:Greg Maddux
Posted on: April 5, 2009 1:44 pm

Odds & Ends: Bergmann, Maddux, Red Sox

Some Odds & Ends to round out this Sunday morning's news:

  • Right-hander Jason Bergmann, who has an option left, is not happy that the Nationals have sent him to Triple-A, says Pete McElroy of masnsports.com. In nine games, Bergmann didn't give up a run. He had 6 K and 2 BB in 11 1/3 innings.
  • Not a rumor, but a headline of importance: Unsurprisingly, the Braves are going to retire Greg Maddux's number in July.
  • Daniel Barbarisi of the Providence Journal praises the Red Sox shrewdness by improving their ballclub while reducing their payroll by $13MM, from fourth highest to sixth. Back-loaded extensions to key players could mean the Sox could add payroll if a marquee player becomes available this summer.
  • Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star has a short but interesting article up noting that paying for a free agent pitcher does not usually work out. It would be interesting to actually see the numbers on this. Mellinger writes,
"We looked at the 47 contracts worth $5 million or more per year signed by active players, and analyzed their innings pitched, ERA and adjusted ERA for up to three years before and after the contract. Our executive said this would be a crude but effective way to make a judgment.

"The results are brutal: Thirty pitchers regressed after signing, and only 13 improved. Four contracts were close enough to be judged either way. That 19s a fail ratio of 2:1."
Posted on: February 16, 2009 1:13 pm

Odds and Ends: Maddux, Beltre, Cordero

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Posted on: December 6, 2008 12:04 pm
Edited on: December 7, 2008 12:20 am

Odds and Ends: Michaels, Greene, Prior

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Posted on: December 5, 2008 4:44 pm
Edited on: December 5, 2008 5:00 pm

Greg Maddux To Announce Retirement

The AP passes along a message from Scott Boras' office: Greg Maddux will announce his retirement Monday at the Winter Meetings.  5008.1 innings, 3.16 ERA, 355 wins.

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Tags: Greg Maddux
Posted on: December 1, 2008 8:21 pm
Edited on: December 1, 2008 8:28 pm

Dodgers Offer Arb Only To Manny, Lowe, Blake

The Dodgers' numerous arb decisions are in, courtesy of MLB.com's Ken GurnickManny Ramirez, Derek Lowe, and Casey Blake get offers.  Joe Beimel, Brad Penny, Jeff Kent, and Greg Maddux (all Type Bs) don't.  The only real surprise here is Beimel, who earned less than $2MM this year and seemed worth the risk.

Posted on: November 29, 2008 1:12 pm
Edited on: November 29, 2008 7:47 pm

Odds And Ends: Tazawa, Hoffman, Halladay

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Posted on: November 26, 2008 12:59 pm
Edited on: November 26, 2008 7:21 pm

Odds and Ends: Maddux, Krivsky, Maroth

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Posted on: November 5, 2008 11:00 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2008 11:17 pm

Dodgers Keep Door Open For Maddux

MLB.com's Barry Bloom talked to Dodgers GM Ned Colletti, who said the team would welcome Greg Maddux back in 2009 if he decides not to retire.  Scott Boras seems pretty sure Maddux will hang 'em up, but the decision is not official.

In mid-October, it was revealed that the Padres talked to Maddux about serving as a player/coach next year.

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