Maddon wants to hang out at the Cubby Bear after a win this upcoming season.
The Cubs will open against the Cardinals on ESPN2.
Chicago needs an outfielder, left-handed hitting and a speedster. Crawford fits the bill.
At issue is when agent Alan Nero had contact with the Cubs.
Theo Epstein and Maddon have denied any tampering occurred.
Maddon became a household name in his nine seasons managing the Rays.
“I kind of like that freedom unless you have an absolute hammer at the end of the game,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon says.
We’re excited about looking forward,” Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says. “We’re excited about having a great new manager.”
Any improvement within league rules shouldn’t warrant criticism.
“He’s going to be here a long time,” Theo Epstein says of Joe Maddon.
The public kept betting the Cubs … and kept betting the Cubs … and kept betting the Cubs.
There’s a story behind a comment from Theo Epstein on Monday.
New Cubs manager Joe Maddon is truly one of a kind.
About two dozen fans stood outside the Cubby Bear waiting to get a glimpse of Joe Maddon.
“I feel badly about it,” Joe Maddon says.
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Maddon knows how to make a good first impression.
“I’m not going to hide,” Maddon says. “I don’t want a gated community, I don’t want a country club.”
“This is a one-in-107-year opportunity for me,” Maddon says.
Maddon has a career winning percentage of .517.