According to a multitude of reports that are out there on the interwebs, future Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux is leaving the Chicago Cubs, where he was a special assistant to the general manager, in order to join the Texas Rangers organization in an unspecified capacity.
Maddux, of course, is the brother of Rangers' pitching coach Mike Maddux.
Greg Maddux, in his role with the Cubs, apparently worked with young pitchers during spring training and traveled around doing stuff during the season. It sounds like he'll be doing something similar with Texas.
For the benefit of those of you who have forgotten, or who became baseball fans sometime after Doug Melvin was fired as the Rangers' g.m., Greg Maddux was an incredible, incredible pitcher, arguably one of the ten best of all time. He won four straight Cy Young Awards, and also finished second once, third twice, fourth once and fifth once. He's 29th all time in bWAR, sixth among pitchers, and third among live-ball era pitchers (behind Roger Clemens and Tom Seaver).
Maddux was really, really good.