31 In Haiku: Maddux Is A Cub Again


His number is retired, but he isn't.

Cubs hire Greg Maddux
He's gonna be Jim Hendry's
"Special Assistant"

Bruce Levine has the news ...

The Chicago Cubs may have made their most important acquisition of the offseason Monday by adding a future Hall of Famer.

The organization will announce Monday afternoon that 350-game winner Greg Maddux has been signed to become a special assistant to general manager Jim Hendry in 2010.

Maddux's duties will include helping with instruction for both major-leaguers and minor-leaguers during spring training, as well as scouting duties throughout the season.

According to a source with knowledge of the signing, Maddux will be at the beck and call of Hendry during the season to evaluate minor-league affiliates and give the general manger input when trades or free-agent signings are being considered.

I wish Greg was here
When Hendry had lunch last year
With Milton Bradley

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