Greg Maddux, the best major league player to come out of Las Vegas, appears on the verge of retirement after a 23-year pitching career that produced 355 victories and four straight National League Cy Young Awards.
"He hasn't made a final decision, but for now it is doubtful he will play (any longer)," Boras said of Maddux on the first day of the major league general managers' meetings in Dana Point, Calif.
Maddux's agent, Scott Boras, said Monday that the certain Baseball Hall of Fame inductee is close to retiring, according to reports by the New York Post and Yahoo.com.
"As it stands now, he is not going to play."
I'm past the age where picking a "favorite player" makes the kind of sense it did 20 years ago, so Maddux will always be it. We will never see his like again in our lifetimes.
4 Cy Youngs
3.16 ERA; 132 ERA+
17 Gold Gloves
1,765 audible F-bombs when he didn't get the corner
2,739 cut fastballs tailing back over to make hitters look foolish
A unanimous election to the Hall of Fame, or else I'm burning the place down