Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux, the brother of Chicago Cub and Atlanta Brave great Greg Maddux, is bound to be a Major League manager sooner or later.
I think his sooner or later will come before the Winter Meetings, as he’s getting some buzz around the league. A couple of seasons ago, Mike was able to interview for the skipper position in Chicago for the Cubs but turned it down because he wasn’t ready to leave his family.
Which is understandable, family comes before everything, he’s a good man for that. It’s obvious he won’t become manager in Texas with the Rangers since they want Ron Washington back and could possibly be working on an extension, so it’s time to move on.
Right now the Detroit Tigers are a team who are looking to find a new manager. Long time manager Jim Leyland took the league and organization by surprise when he announced he was stepping down as manager of the team.
Now Detroit is scrambling to find their next captain and have talked to bench coach Lloyd McClendon who actually interviewed with them yesterday.
Mike could be a candidate to become the next manager of the Tigers, but he hasn’t been contact just yet. But he did say he would be interested.
“I’d absolutely be interested. I’d be flattered. They’ve got a spectacular rotation with a 1-2 punch that keeps you on your toes. They’re good in the bullpen. They’ve got youth in between. Jim Leyland has put them in a position to succeed.” Mike Maddux via ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth.
If or when Mike leaves, you would have to think that brother Greg would surely follow.
Maddux Brothers in Detroit? It’s very possible.