Tampa Bay Rays
Maddon wants to hang out at the Cubby Bear after a win this upcoming season.
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 feel badly about it,” Joe Maddon says.
“This is a one-in-107-year opportunity for me,” Maddon says.
Maddon has a career winning percentage of .517.
Unconventional thinking is a staple of new Cubs manager Joe Maddon.
Baseball is a cutthroat business, as Friday afternoon showed.
Joe Maddon is considered one of baseball’s top managers.
Maddon’s a really good manager, but big names haven’t panned out for the Cubs in years past.
Still, Maddon has had interest from at least 15 teams already, Alan Nero says.
Joe Maddon is a free agent after deciding to leave the Rays.
Maddon is a free agent manager after opting out on his deal with Tampa Bay.
The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.
Avisail Garcia hit two home runs, John Danks took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and the Chicago White Sox beat Tampa Bay 10-5 Sunday in the Rays’ home finale.
Anthony Rizzo was responsible for two of Chicago’s 17 strikeouts Sunday. He also had the biggest hit of the game for the Cubs. Rizzo hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Cubs beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 to avoid a three-game sweep.
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