"Success in the regular season is great, but winning in the playoffs is what counts." That may have been the attitude and thoughts of the Atlanta Braves' front office after trading popular pitcher Greg Maddux and their round 6 pick to the Phillies for pitcher Brett Tomko, infielder Tony Womack and their first round draft pick.
Maddux compiled a brilliant 48-29 record with an overall 3.69 ERA these past three seasons with the Braves. The Braves made the playoffs two of the past three seasons, including nabbing the #1 seed in last year's playoffs.
However, Maddux post season stats (1-3, 5.09 ERA in six starts) were much different and may have contributed toward moving the righthander to another club. . . .