Chicago Cubs Rumors: Is manager Joe Maddon’s job really at risk?

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A recent report suggested Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon could be on the hot seat if his team doesn’t make another deep postseason run this October.

Those of us who bleed Cubbie blue are spoiled more now than perhaps at any point in the storied history of this franchise. The Chicago Cubs have advanced to three consecutive National League Championship Series, winning their long-coveted World Series in 2016. The man at the helm for all this? Joe Maddon.

Chicago appears poised to win 90-plus games for the fourth-straight year over the next month and control their own destiny in regards to yet another National League Central crown. Despite a bevy of injuries to key players, Maddon has kept this team not just afloat, but atop the National League.

But now, at least according to one report, Maddon’s job could be in danger. Should his young club fail to make another deep playoff run, would Theo Epstein really choose to go in another direction?