1. Chicago Cubs: Cubbies Will Be Competitive in 2015, but 2016 Is Their Year

    For the first time in a long time, things are looking bright on the North Side of Chicago. Theo Epstein, the team's president of baseball operations, has quickly transformed the ...

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  2. Piling World Series Expectations onto Youthful Chicago Cubs Is a Mistake

    When you are the Chicago Cubs , maybe the most cursed, endearing and followed team in Major League Baseball, there is no hiding. When you are this popular and have lost this ugly for this long, you cannot duck great hope...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 1 month ago 11,938 reads 52 comments

  3. Inside the Chicago Cubs' Hiring of Joe Maddon, One of MLB's Best Managers

    SAN DIEGO — From his 20th -floor room here in the Grand Hyatt hotel, from his first winter meetings as the manager of the Chicago Cubs , Joe Maddon's view is breathtakingly spectacular...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 161,031 reads 92 comments

  4. Joe Maddon's Agent, Cubs Under MLB Investigation Regarding Maddon Hiring

    A week after the Cubs hired Joe Maddon to be its manager—a move almost universally lauded—Chicago and Maddon 's agent, Alan Nero, are under investigation by Major League Baseball for tampering...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 4 months ago 37,879 reads 49 comments

  5. Ranking the Rays' 8 Preliminary Candidates Targeted to Replace Joe Maddon

    The offseason has only just begun, and already it's been a very tumultuous one for the Tampa Bay Rays . Indeed, new president of baseball operations Matt Silverman —who ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 6,486 reads 7 comments

  6. Joe Maddon's Loose, Playful Persona Is Perfect to Handle Cubs' Newfound Pressure

    If anyone is in need of a seminar on how to absolutely nail the handling of expectations and pressure, see Joe Maddon ...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 4 months ago 4,494 reads 5 comments

  7. New Chicago Cubs Offseason Checklist Following Joe Maddon Hire

    The Chicago Cubs got their man and their manager. By hiring skipper Joe Maddon , a move that became a reality with Monday's introductory press conference, the franchise ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 18,144 reads 36 comments

  8. Biggest Takeaways from Joe Maddon's Introductory Press Conference with Cubs

    With one mantra during his introductory press conference on Monday as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs , Joe Maddon aptly summed up why he's the perfect man to lead a talented young team to prominence...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 4 months ago 33,830 reads 45 comments

  9. Joe Maddon Is Dream Fit for Chicago Cubs' Hype-Filled, Youthful Future

    There was no way the Theo Epstein regime was going to sit on its hands with bait in its pockets and a big fish in the water. Joe Maddon —that big fish—will be announced as the Cubs ' new manager at a 2 p...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 4 months ago 17,681 reads 44 comments

  10. Joe Maddon Hired by Cubs: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    Updates from Monday, Nov. 3 The Chicago Cubs confirmed Joe Maddon 's move to the club, revealing the contract details for the former Tampa Bay Rays manager: Buster Olney ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 4 months ago 142,688 reads 250 comments

  11. Insider Buzz: Playing Fact or Fiction on the Latest Hot Stove Rumors

    With the World Series coming to a close, the Hot Stove season is beginning to percolate. The winter is a time for executives and General Managers to upgrade their rosters...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 4 months ago 5,630 reads 1 comments

  12. What's Next for Joe Maddon's Managerial Future After Shocking Opt-Out?

    So then, are there any takers for a two-time Manager of the Year with a .552 winning percentage since 2008 and an American League pennant to his name? A guy like that just so happens to be available, you know...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 48,540 reads 121 comments

  13. Joe Maddon Leaving Tampa Bay Rays: Latest Details, Reaction and Analysis

    Manager Joe Maddon has led the Tampa Bay Rays to unprecedented success during his nine years at the helm, but his tenure has reached a surprising conclusion...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 4 months ago 151,685 reads 204 comments