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

Now Joe Maddon’s Offering To Buy Fans A Round Of Drinks

Maddon wants to hang out at the Cubby Bear after a win this upcoming season.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2014

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

Levine: Cubs To Be Investigated For Tampering In Maddon Signing

At issue is when agent Alan Nero had contact with the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer, left, manager Joe Maddon, center, and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Report: MLB Probing Cubs For Tampering In Joe Maddon Hiring

Theo Epstein and Maddon have denied any tampering occurred.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

Joe Maddon. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Joe Maddon Thanks Rays Fans, Organization In Tampa Newspaper Ad

Maddon became a household name in his nine seasons managing the Rays.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2014

Rick Renteria. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Maddon Saddened By Renteria Firing

“I feel badly about it,” Joe Maddon says.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer, left, manager Joe Maddon, center, and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Joe Maddon: ‘Love’ Challenge Of Winning A World Series In Chicago

“This is a one-in-107-year opportunity for me,” Maddon says.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

Joe Maddon. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Joe Maddon Gets 5-Year, $25-Million Deal

Maddon has a career winning percentage of .517.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

Joe Maddon. (J. Meric/Getty Images)

5 Reasons Joe Maddon Is Awesome — As A Person

Unconventional thinking is a staple of new Cubs manager Joe Maddon.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

Rick Renteria. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Wisch: Don’t Weep For Rick Renteria

Baseball is a cutthroat business, as Friday afternoon showed.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2014

Joe Maddon. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Report: Maddon To Be Named Cubs Manager

Joe Maddon is considered one of baseball’s top managers.

CBS Chicago–10/29/2014

Joe Maddon. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Temper Expectations Regarding The Joe Maddon Frenzy

Maddon’s a really good manager, but big names haven’t panned out for the Cubs in years past.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2014

Joe Maddon. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Agent: Joe Maddon Prepared Not To Manage In 2015

Still, Maddon has had interest from at least 15 teams already, Alan Nero says.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2014

Joe Maddon. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Levine: Maddon’s Sudden Availability Could Trump Renteria’s Solid Job For Cubs

Joe Maddon is a free agent after deciding to leave the Rays.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2014

Joe Maddon. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

As Joe Maddon Leaves Rays, Cubs Speculation Heats Up

Maddon is a free agent manager after opting out on his deal with Tampa Bay.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals throws a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 10, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Playoff Pinch Hits: James Shields-Wil Myers Trade A Success For Royals

The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.

10/17/2014

John Danks.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Garcia’s 2 HRs, Danks Lead White Sox Over Rays

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.

09/21/2014

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs hits a walk-off game winning hit against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 10, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 in twelve innings.(Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Avoid Sweep With 3-2 Victory Over Rays

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.

08/11/2014

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Justin Edmonds)

5 Crazy Events From Major League Baseball You May Have Missed

By Adam W. Bloom The second half of the MLB season is under way with a number of teams making moves to try and stamp their ticket into the playoffs. While you’d think the pressure […]

07/25/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

Don Zimmer. (Ezra Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Don Zimmer Was One Of Us

“I don’t want no day,” Zimmer once said. “I want friends, to live my life the way I wanna live it.”

CBS Chicago–06/05/2014

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