Everything Maddux wasn't

Updated: December 8, 2008, 8:52 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

Am I going to miss Greg Maddux? Are you kidding? I couldn't stand the guy.

First of all, he wasn't greedy enough. He signed for only $75,000 after the Chicago Cubs selected him with the 31st pick of the 1984 amateur draft. No messy holdouts. No nothing. And get this: He actually reported to Pikeville of the Appalachian League that season. For $175 a week. Loser.

He wasn't brash enough. The guy made his major league starting debut near the end of the 1986 season. The Cubs stunk, but ...

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