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Joe Maddon on end of Cubs tenure: ‘I didn’t want to be back either’

Joe Maddon’s future with the Cubs hung in the balance throughout 2019. Despite postseason appearances in four-straight seasons (2015-18), he entered the season with lame duck status after Cubs president Theo Epstein shut down extension talks last fall.

If that wasn’t telling enough, the Cubs underperformed throughout 2019, slipping out of a postseason spot in late September. On the last day of the regular season, Cubs president Theo Epstein made it official: the organization was not retaining Maddon for 2020.

The move didn’t blindside Maddon, however. In a recent interview, he noted that it was obvious he wouldn’t be retained, but also that he didn’t want to return, anyhow.

“When it got down to the last couple days it was really obvious to both sides,” Maddon said to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. “I didn’t want to be back either. It was more of a bilateral than a unilateral decision.’’

Mind you, under current conditions, I can’t say that I’d blame him….

 

QLE Posted: November 01, 2019 at 01:19 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: November 01, 2019 at 01:54 AM (#5897649)
You can't break up with me! I'm breaking up with you!
   2. The Duke Posted: November 01, 2019 at 07:34 PM (#5897962)
It’s not you, it’s me
   3. Mr Dashwood Posted: November 01, 2019 at 08:24 PM (#5897973)
So how much of the Cubs missing the playoffs is down to 'dropping the pilot'?

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