Chicago Cubs: Joe Maddon is the only man to manage this team
By Jake Misener
Chicago Cubs, Joe Maddon not worried about contract talks
Last season, Maddon’s Cubs spelled doom for former Chicago skipper Dusty Baker. After an incredible Game 5 loss at home, Washington fired Baker, who led the team to back-to-back division crowns and 90-plus win seasons.
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In today’s game, making the postseason isn’t enough. At least not for these large-market franchises. And even on the North Side, we’re seeing this play out. After winning it all in 2016, people we furious after the Dodgers knocked out the Cubs in prompt fashion. More than a few called for Maddon’s head.
Heading into year four of his five-year contract, Maddon isn’t worried about all the talk. Or the lack of contract extension chatter between himself and Theo Epstein. He cares about one thing: winning.