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Maddux wins Gold Glove, Nomar to 2B?

By Benjy Lipsman on Nov 4, 2004 6:34PM

There are few certainties in baseball--even fewer since the Red Sox actually won a World Series. However, one that remains is Greg Maddux winning a Gold Glove. For the 14th time in 15 years, Maddux won the award as the best fielding pitcher --Braves teammate Mike Hampton beat him out last year. Maddux becomes the first Cubs player to win a Golden Glove award since Mark Grace won the award at first base in 1996.

Photo: chicagocubs.comNomar to 2nd Base?

The New York Daily News is quoting a friend of Cubs shortstop Nomar Garciaparra who stated that Nomar is pondering a move to 2nd base and joining the Yankees! "That would be something, wouldn't it, the holy trinity of shortstops on the same team?" his friend pondered. Chicagoist agrees it would sure would be something. Something ridiculous, the way George Steinbrenner is hoarding shortstops! To have what are widely considered to be the three best all on one team? But Garciaparra has also stated that he'd definitely consider returning to the Cubs. So maybe these Yankees rumor are just a ploy to drive up his value? Hmmm...