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Chicago Cubs: What to know ahead of the Winter Meetings

Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein talks during the World Series victory rally in Grant Park. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein talks during the World Series victory rally in Grant Park. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 18, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (L) and bench coach Dave Martinez (4) look on before the game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 18, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (L) and bench coach Dave Martinez (4) look on before the game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /

Much Deserved

You can’t win a World Series all by yourself. For Joe Maddon, bench coach Dave Martinez has been by his side for a very long time. The two are very close friends that were reunited with the Chicago Cubs.

With a few possible openings across the league, Martinez will more than likely end up leaving the Chicago Cubs as well. Not to our surprise considering how well he has performed under Maddon, having to step in and run the ship whenever Joe was tossed.

Even working with the guys in general.

This is something that we all should have expected from the start. Martinez has interviewed for multiple skipper positions dating back to his time with the Tampa Bay Rays. Martinez has played a huge part in the Cubs winning it all.

Before the Dodgers hired Dave Roberts, Martinez interviewed for the position. He emerged as a strong candidate to get the job but was passed up, opening the door for Roberts. Martinez, like Dave, has what it takes to led a team to the LCS and beyond.

Not to mention, earning a few Manager of the Year awards while he’s at it.

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