If the Rangers do finally win their first World Series, they’ll do it without the help of a Maddux.
Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux has left to join the Dodgers as a special assistant. The move comes a couple months after the team parted ways with pitching coach Mike Maddux, who became unhappy after a contract dispute.
Mike was integral in the development of pitchers such as Yu Darvish, Derek Holland and Martin Perez. Greg, a special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels for four years, worked primarily in spring training with pitchers’ fielding.
He did, after all, win an unprecedented 18 Gold Gloves at the position.
Mike has caught on with the Nationals as their pitching coach, replaced in Arlington with Doug Brocail.
The Rangers are now employing more hands-on assistants such as Michael Young and Darren Oliver. It’s just hard to believe they’ll be better off without either Maddux in the organization.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.