Joe Maddon

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joe Maddon Managing Around Lineup Challenges

Maddon isn’t afraid to be unconventional to make his lineup work.

CBS Chicago–18 hours ago

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Joe Maddon’s Aversion To Batting Practice Is Paying Off

“I really prefer fresh,” Maddon says.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2015

Kyle Schwarber hits a two-run homer against the Reds. (Getty Images)

Levine: Kyle Schwarber Ignites Cubs’ Comeback

Joe Maddon wanted Schwarber to stay patient amid his slump. He did.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2015

Javier Baez with the Cubs in 2014. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Joe Maddon Gets His Wish: ‘High-IQ’ Javier Baez Is Joining The Cubs

Maddon has been a big supporter of Baez since spring training.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2015

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta hugs pitching coach Chris Bosio during a ceremony at Wrigley Field to recognize his no-hitter. (Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Jake Arrieta Adds Leadership To His Pitching Resume

The red-hot Arrieta is much more than just another guy on a 25-man roster.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2015

Austin Jackson. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Levine: Austin Jackson Shores Up Cubs’ Defense, Depth

The Cubs acquired the 28-year-old Jackson from Seattle on Monday.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2015

Austin Jackson. (Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Cubs Acquire Outfielder Austin Jackson

Chicago will send a player to be named later and an international draft slot to Seattle.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2015

Jake Arrieta, center, and the Cubs sport the onesies that they wore on the road trip home from Los Angeles. (Getty Images)

View: Cubs Wear Onesies On Trip Home From Los Angeles

Joe Maddon is always keeping it loose.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2015

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell. (Getty Images)

Joe Maddon: Addison Russell Will Be Back ‘Relatively Soon’

Russell will be available Tuesday night, but Maddon doesn’t plan to use him.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2015

A fan (black shirt, right) is hit by a foul ball during the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field on August 23, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Joe Maddon Was Wrong To Blame Injured Fan

Even for fans who pay close attention, there’s little time to react to line-drive foul balls.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2015

A fan (black shirt, right) is hit by a foul ball during the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field on August 23, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Jon Durr/Getty Images)

More Calls For Extra Netting At Ballparks After Fan Hit By Foul Ball At Wrigley

A woman who took a line drive foul ball to the head on Sunday at Wrigley Field was the latest victim in a string of fan injuries that has people calling for changes at the old ballpark.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Holmes: Joe Maddon Continues To Display His Remarkable People Skills

How many wins is a manager worth? We’re not sure, but Maddon has made a massive difference with his culture change.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Getty Images)

Joe Maddon Lobbies For Cubs To Do Away With 3:05 P.M. Starts

Maddon and his Cubs like to keep the same routine, which the start times can break up.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2015

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Addison Russell Making Strides At Shortstop

It hasn’t been perfect, but so far the infield shuffling of Cubs manager Joe Maddon has gone well.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon, right. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Joe Maddon Stays Immune To Expectations

“I really thought we would be this good,” Maddon says.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joe Maddon Backs Jon Lester-David Ross Battery For Any Game, Any Situation

Maddon has downplayed the deficiencies for Lester (pick-off throws) and Ross (hitting).

CBS Chicago–08/18/2015

White Sox third baseman Tyler Saladino tags out Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Cubs-White Sox Is Unconventionally Interesting Again

Individual team situations are intersecting at an important time this weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2015

Cubs catcher Miguel Montero hits a walk-off homer against the Brewers. (Getty Images)

Spiegel: August Baseball Of Consequence Means A Playoff Game Every Night

Our late-summer nights can still revolve around baseball.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon, right. (Getty Images)

Levine: Joe Maddon Managing In The Moment

Maddon upset Jason Hammel with a quick hook Wednesday, but it’s part of his job.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2015

Starlin Castro. (Getty Images)

Starlin Castro Will Take Grounders At Second Base, Third Base

Joe Maddon is trying to get creative to get demoted Castro some at-bats.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2015

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