1/11/10 Maddux on McGwire
The Cubs hired 300-game winner Greg Maddux as a special assistant to the GM, and he’ll help this spring at both the Major League and Minor League levels. Maddux also will be asked to evaluate talent.
He was asked his reaction to Mark McGwire’s admission that he did take steroids:
“He’s going to be the hitting coach for the Cardinals, now, right?” Maddux said of McGwire. “Maybe he’s trying to clean up the past a little bit and move forward. I’ve always had a lot of respect for him as a player. He was one of the most intimidating hitters I’ve ever had to face. He was one of the toughest outs in the game back then.
“Like I’ve said in the past, there was always speculation that guys were on that stuff. You had to do what you can to pitch around it.”
— Carrie Muskat