Dodgers hire Maddux and Ibanez as special assistants

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have hired Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux and 19-year veteran Raul Ibanez as special assistants to Andrew Friedman in the team's front office. The team said Tuesday that Maddux and Ibanez will help Friedman, who is president of baseball operations, while also working in scouting, player development and interacting with players at the major and minor...
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Dodgers add Maddux, Ibanez to Front Office

Hall-of-Fame pitcher Greg Maddux and former All-Star outfielder Raul Ibanez are joining the Los Angeles Dodgers as special assistants to the Baseball Operations department, the team announced on Tuesday. Their role, according to Jon Weisman of Dodger Insider, will be “to assist in all aspects of baseball operations, including scouting, player development, and working with the club’s...
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Greg Maddux, Raul Ibanez join Dodgers as special assistants to Andrew Friedman

The Los Angeles Dodgers made headlines again on Tuesday, this time for yet more additions to their front office: Hall of Famer Greg Maddux and longtime outfielder Raul Ibanez. Both Maddux and Ibanez are joining the team as special assistants to president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman:According to the team's press release, their roles in the organization will be all-encompassing...
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How Good Is Mets Pitching Coach Dan Warthen

Back in the 90′s when the Atlanta Braves had a historically dominant rotation that included Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, and John Smoltz, pitching coach Leo Mazzone was hailed as a genius. When he went to the Baltimore Orioles, not so much. Rick Peterson was also lauded for his work with an A’s rotation comprised of Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, and Barry Zito. With the Mets, he was a...
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An Alternative Hall of Fame Rating System, Part II: Pitchers

Read Part I here. The last few Hall of Fame elections have seen quite a few pitchers gain induction. In 2014, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux were elected, and in 2013, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Randy Johnson went in. Prior to 2013, only one full-time starting pitcher had gained election this century: Bert Blyleven in 2011, and he had to wait until his 14th year on the ballot...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Who is Going to Not Vote for Ken Griffey Jr. First?

From Greg Maddux two years ago to Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez this past winter and now Ken Griffey Jr., more “should/could be unanimous” players are making their way on to the Hall of Fame ballot. But, as we all know (and history continues to teach us)…no one is a lock. In 1992, Tom Seaver got the highest percentage of any vote (98.84%) after being left off just five ballots...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Most Gold Gloves won all-time

Since first being awarded in 1957 to MLB players for superior individual fielding performances at each position, 21 different players have earned at least nine Gold Gloves at their respective positions. Can you name them all?
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Nats hire Mike Maddux as Pitching Coach

The Washington Nationals knew who they wanted to coach their young pitcher before they knew who they wanted to manage the whole team. The Nationals have hired highly respected pitching coach Mike Maddux. Reportedly, Maddux was targeted last week when news leaked that Bud Black would be the Nationals new manager. According to multiple reports, the Nationals agreed to a two-year...
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November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

1995: Greg Maddux’s Greatest Season

Twenty years ago, Greg Maddux won the 1995 National League Cy Young. It was his fourth consecutive win of the highest pitching award. Beyond the award, 1995 could easily be counted as Maddux’s greatest season. What’s even more amazing is that he did it all with a less than impressive fastball. Maddux dominated the National League, going […]
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Was Mike Fiers cheating during his no-hitter?

By Matthew Kory When you think pitching and greatness it’s unlikely you think of Mike Fiers. Well Friday, Mike Fiers threw a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers, so in your face. Of course, I’m kidding. No-hitters are fluke events by nature, and though the game’s greats have thrown them, so have many of the game’s not-so-greats. For example, the list of pitchers who...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

A year later, HOF weekend has different vibe for Glavine, Maddux

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Last July when he was one of the greats going through the circus that revolves around being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, it was hard for Tom Glavine to believe. "Everybody told us last year that coming back after you're inducted it would be a lot more calmer, a lot more fun," the former Brave said Saturday near the first tee box of at Leatherstocking...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' Romo talks about looking up to Hall of Famer Greg Maddux

Sergio Romo was in's Chatting Cage where he talked about idolizing Greg Maddux growing up. Romo said that Maddux seemed to be a “magician” and a “wizard” as a pitcher. Although Romo is a reliever, while Maddux was a starter, he felt that he could relate to him because of his size and the fact that he didn't throw hard.Photo credit: Matt Slocum/AP Photo
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux asked for umpire’s advice on pitch and it worked

We all know respected Major League pitchers who have been around the game for years are more apt to get the benefit of the doubt with borderline calls. But what about umpires telling pitchers what pitch to throw? Maybe that’s just a Greg Maddux thing. In his book “Leo Mazzone’s Tales From the Braves Mound,”...Read More
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Tribe Defeats Greg Maddux

The 2014 season will mark 20 years of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although with the stadium building boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Progressive Field is the 13th oldest facility in the majors). Did the Tribe Win Last Night has compiled a list of the 20 most memorable moments in the field’s history. We’ll count...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians 2; Mariners 0: Kluber’s “Maddux” bests King Felix in a performance for the ages

If only Corey Kluber could start every game for the Indians…… Last night I was fortunate enough to attend the matchup of aces at Progressive Field. Felix Hernandez, currently the favorite to win the AL Cy Young Award took the mound for the Seattle Mariners. Kluber, the Indians clear number one, opposed him. If you are a baseball purist and love pitchers duels, this was your night...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres' presence felt in Cooperstown during Hall of Fame inductions

As the Padres close in on hiring a general manager, echoes of their present and of their past made a strong showing in Cooperstown on Induction Weekend. First, the hard news: The Padres are expected to finalize their GM decision by the middle of next week, and sources say A.J. Preller, the assistant GM to Jon Daniels in Texas, has emerged as the favorite (with Billy Eppler, the Yankees...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux warmed up with blindfolded catchers?

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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Returning from Braves-centric weekend in Cooperstown

Main Street in Cooperstown, N.Y., is primarily composed of shops dealing baseball memorabilia and clothing, restaurants playing on baseball-themed menus and decor and, of course, the inconspicuous National Baseball Hall of Fame. But on a weekend where six new members were being inducted into the town's landmark establishment, there are pop-up tents and tables offering food, advertising...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux’s Hall Of Fame Plaque Has Grammatical Errors

Cool grammar error on Maddux’s plaque, @BaseballHall! It’s fewer, not less. (right? I mean I thin I’m right). — Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) July 27, 2014 Former Major League pitcher Greg Maddux was inducted into the Hall of Fame, but it seems that no one proofread his plaque. It should say fewer instead of less, and […] The post Greg...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux Makes Fart Joke During Hall Of Fame Induction Speech (Video)

After amassing over 3,300 career strikeouts, 355 wins and four Cy Young Awards, it’s fair to say that Greg Maddux was on fire many times throughout his baseball career. That said, we learned Sunday during his Hall of Fame induction speech that the ace started catching fire long before his baseball career. When thanking his brother, Mike, Maddux made a joke about how his older brother...
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Maddux zings John Smoltz in HOF induction speech

Greg Maddux used his Hall of Fame induction speech to get a zinger in on his former teammate John Smoltz.
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony belongs to Braves

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- "Chicks dig the long ball," Greg Maddux told Tom Glavine before their Bash Brothers forearm bang in the incomparable 1994 Nike ad, as arguably the most accomplished pitching duo of the decade tried -- in jest -- to fit into an era of prodigious home-run hitters. But Glavine and Maddux's greatness was in how they defied the period in which they played, the mild...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Gregg Maddux Told A Fart Joke At Hall Of Fame Speech

Greg Maddux was inducted to the MLB Hall of Fame on Sunday  after winning 355 games in his 23 seasons pitching. During his inductee speech, Maddux not only thanked his teammates, the Braves organization, but also his brother for teaching him how to fart. Greg Maddux just joked in his Hall of Fame induction speech […] The post Gregg Maddux Told A Fart Joke At Hall Of Fame Speech...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The career moment of every 2014 Cooperstown inductee

The Baseball Hall of Fame is holding its annual induction ceremony this weekend. And there are a ton of stars on hand for the three-day long event. Some of the greatest players and managers in the modern history of the game will be enshrined into the exclusive club in Cooperstown, New York. Let’s check in on the shining moment for each of these Hall of Famers.  Greg Maddux, Starting...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rocker raffles night of drinking with him in Cooperstown

Hall of Fame weekend brings out a ton of former big leaguers.  From Hall of Famers to Pete Rose…it’s a veritable smorgasbord of All-Stars from years past. This year, however, is a little different.  Probably thinking there’s a way to cash in on the glut of Atlanta Braves fans making the trip north…there’s also John Rocker.  And, sure, it’d be easy to suspect that Rocker...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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