Strop has been fined before for his off-to-the-side hat, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon is cool with it.
The newest addition to the Wrigley Field concession stands comes straight from new Cubs skipper Joe Maddon.
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“Everybody around here now expects to win,” Welington Castillo says.
Bryant’s all-around game was on display Tuesday in a 6-1 win against the Mets.
Soler’s had a respectable start but has much room to improve, Maddon says.
“My expectations are more than anybody can put on me,” Lester says.
The Cubs are getting accustomed to Maddon’s unconventional ways.
Do you take your starter out or leave him in? This is the issue all 30 big league managers must deal with on a daily basis.
“I like our group versus their group a lot,” Maddon says.
The young Cubs keep the mood light.
Maddon says he still has a good relationship with the Rays organization.
The Rays raised the issue after Maddon left for Chicago last November.
The Cubs stole five bases in a win Tuesday against the Pirates and will continue to be aggressive.
Russell can play anywhere in the infield, Maddon says.
“I come from the land of big celebrations after wins,” Joe Maddon says. “I don’t want that ever to get old.”
The debate continues on as to whether the Senior Circuit should add a designated hitter.
Maddon says he’s still in awe of his new job and his new office.