11/18 Mike Maddux’s statement
Here’s the statement from Mike Maddux, Rangers pitching coach, who was a candidate for the Cubs’ managerial opening. Maddux and Dale Sveum were on the Brewers coaching staff together:
“I’d like to congratulate Dale Sveum and the Chicago Cubs on Dale’s appointment as manager. Dale is one of the best baseball people I know and will make a fine manager. His tireless work ethic, commitment, and communication skills give him the recipe to succeed.
“I would like to thank the Cubs for the flattery and opportunity to be considered a managerial candidate. Possibly in the future a managerial position may come to fruition for me.
“I am blessed to be with a quality organization, the Texas Rangers, and am looking forward to the 2012 season with high expectations. The DFW area is a great place to live and my family loves it here. Also, I would like to thank the fans whose support of the Rangers has made our jobs even more gratifying.
“P.S. To the fans I’ve met at the airport, grocery and home improvement stores, thanks for your support. It means a lot.”
— Carrie Muskat