Chicago Cubs: Stop making Kyle Hendricks the next Maddux

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 31: Kyle Hendricks
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 31: Kyle Hendricks /
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(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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There’s a reason why Greg Maddux is in the Hall of Fame.

By the way, Maddux should’ve gone in as a Brave.  Look at the numbers and tell me that man isn’t a Brave!

Anyway, Kyle Hendricks may be in Cooperstown one day; he may not.  Does that mean he isn’t a great pitcher?  Of course not.

I just don’t want to keep being fed this false narrative that Hendricks is the next Maddux It simply isn’t true, for now. It’s a great divide between the two, although Hendricks does have the opportunity to close it–at least a little bit.

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It’s possible that in 10 years, we’ll look back at this and say, “Wow, he really did turn into the next Maddux.” That’s the fun of baseball. You never know what’s going to happen.