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Thursday, October 04, 2018

Epstein: Maddon to return for fifth season as Cubs manager

The Chicago Cubs expect to make changes after an early playoff exit. Just not in the manager’s office.

Joe Maddon will return as skipper for a fifth season, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Wednesday.

“He’s the manager of this team and I’m very happy about that,” Epstein said.

“And, if I end up not being so, I know some people in Boston who know exactly how to drive a guy away”, he later said off-the-record.

QLE Posted: October 04, 2018 at 05:17 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, joe maddon, theo epstein

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Joe Maddon is angry with MLB over Cubs weather-impacted schedule

A stretch of bad weather has put the Chicago Cubs in a difficult position schedule wise, and manager Joe Maddon is not pleased with how Major League Baseball is handling the situation.

After taking on the Milwaukee Brewers in a critical division game Wednesday night at Wrigley Field, Maddon’s Cubs will grab their packed overnight bags for a quick trip to Washington D.C. for a makeup game against the Nationals.

The rescheduled game means the Cubs will have a stretch of 30 consecutive days in which they’re required to report to the ballpark for a scheduled game. According to Maddon, that’s a workload the league should try to avoid putting on the players, regardless of the unique and unexpected circumstances.

After this press conference, Maddon immediately started yelling at Lake Michigan, ordering it to part itself so that he could walk to Benton Harbor.

QLE Posted: September 13, 2018 at 06:07 AM | 62 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, joe maddon, old man yells at cloud, weather

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Joe Maddon’s circle of trust shrinking as Cubs struggle

So, how long before he has twenty pitchers on his roster and only uses three of them?

MILWAUKEE—For contending teams, September often can be about finding out who you can trust in big moments—and who you can’t. Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon might be able to use Tuesday’s ugly 11-1 blowout loss to the Milwaukee Brewers for the latter category as his circle of trust might be shrinking right now.

Let’s start on the mound, where he’s still searching for plus and minus relievers—those guy who can keep a game close in which the Cubs are trailing, and of course those who can hold a lead as well.

“We self-destructed, pitching-wise,” Maddon said of Tuesday’s game.

QLE Posted: September 05, 2018 at 08:26 AM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, joe maddon, pitching

 

 

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