Rosenthal reports that the Padres and Greg Maddux are about to finalize a one-year deal with a club option for 2008. Just how that ’08 option works (could it be guaranteed with some number of IP in ’07?) seems to be the holdup. There’s no big surprise here that Mad Dog will end up in San Diego, but I’m very curious to see the dollar amount–on a one-year deal, Maddux could end up getting eight figures.
By Jeff Sackmann, Brew Crew Ball