Maddux looking to serve as teacher

Scott Boras believes Greg Maddux deserves extra dough for being a senior counselor to the Cubs youthful staff.

Updated: February 3, 2004, 4:22 PM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
And then there was one.

Big-name free agent still on the loose, that is -- and how loose he actually is would be a matter of conjecture.

It happened so long ago that you may have forgotten it, but the Cubs did make a concrete offer to Greg Maddux, one that has been sitting on the table gathering dust in the interim. Maddux has the same agent, Scott Boras, as does Ivan Rodriguez, and Boras is trying the same approach with the Cubs as he did with the Tigers regarding Rodriguez. He is trying to get the Cubs to outbid themselves for Maddux's services.

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