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Chicago Cubs Must Re-Sign Brian Duensing In MLB Free Agency [Opinion]

The Chicago Cubs are heading into an important offseason following yet another solid season in 2017. It was not the year that the Cubs hoped for, but they were still able to make it all the way to the NLCS. Joe Maddon and the Cubs were...Show More Summary

Keeping Score: October Is Here: Will Joe Maddon Avoid Going Bonkers?

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Cubs’ manager overdid it in Game 6 of the World Series and, as a result, nearly blew Game 7. Now he gets a chance to not repeat his mistake.

Dave Martinez, long believed to have what it takes, finally has the chance to prove it

Tapped by Joe Maddon before the 2008 season, the Nationals new manager has since learned by the side of the skipper of last year's World Series champions, waiting for his own chance.

Nationals agree to three-year deal to make Davey Martinez their next manager

Martinez spent the past 10 season as Joe Maddon's bench coach with the Tampa Rays and Chicago Cubs.

Cubs stay alive with wild Game 4 win over Dodgers in NLCS

Javier Baez homers twice, Jake Arrieta delivers in perhaps final Chicago start at Wrigley Field. Joe Maddon ejected after controversial reversal. Game 5 Thursday, Kershaw vs. Quintana.

The Dodgers' brain trust has its own version of 'Moneyball'

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

There is no shortage of ways to explain the Dodgers’ success this season, but Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon came up with a new one Wednesday. “Their yin and their yang,” Maddon said. That was Maddon’s way of saluting the Dodgers’ depth and preparation, and he used an adjective that might have...

Joe Maddon sounds off on second-guessers: 'Twitter doesn't count'

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Chicago's manager has faced questions about his handling of the bullpen in Game 2.        

Overmanaging can kill MLB playoff hopes: Griffin

Losing while saving your closer for a save chance that never comes — hello, Joe Maddon and Buck Showalter — is a product of shortened playoff rotations... and bad managing.

Twitter Destroys Cubs Manager Joe Maddon For Not Using Closer Wade Davis In Game 2 Loss (Video + Tweets)

3 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Joe Maddon pulled a Buck Showalter on Sunday night, and just as it did with Showalter, Twitter showed Maddon no mercy. Last year, Orioles manager Buck Showalter did not use his best relief pitcher, Zach Britton, in the American League Wild Card Game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Showalter, you see, subscribes to the mythical […]

Joe Maddon Keeps Shooting Himself in the Foot

3 months agoSports : The Big Lead

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Joe Maddon's call for John Lackey to relieve was Cubs' downfall

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

If the Chicago Cubs are America’s cuddly little team, then Joe Maddon is America’s cuddly little manager, an affable baseball lifer who is well-read and has a wide range of interests that extend far beyond the foul lines. Well, sorry, America, but your man blew it. And to think it was because Maddon...

Cubs' Joe Maddon says he will meet with MLB concerning the 'Buster Posey rule'

Maddon was ejected from Game 1 for arguing about the controversial home plate blocking rule

Joe Maddon offers perfectly reasonable explanation for holding Wade Davis out of Game 2

The Cubs manager indicated that Davis would’ve been limited to one inning on Sunday.

Joe Maddon explains why he didn't use Wade Davis in NLCS Game 2

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

The Cubs manager indicated that Davis would've been limited to one inning on Sunday.        

Cubs' Joe Maddon compares plate-blocking rule to recently-repealed Chicago soda tax

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Joe Maddon thinks drinking soda and trucking catchers should both be done with impunity.        

Maddon 'couldn't disagree more' with overturned call at home

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Joe Maddon was ejected by the umpires, but his real beef is with Major League Baseball's rules        

Maddon 'couldn't disagree more' with overturned call at home

Joe Maddon was ejected by the umpires Saturday night, but his real beef is with Major League Baseball's rules. Maddon was tossed for arguing an overturned call at home plate … Click to Continue »

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