Chicago Cubs: Joe Maddon unofficially confirms he’s staying in Chicago

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Chicago Cubs: Maddon tells Mota he’s staying

As the broadcast returned, Mota was sitting in an office with Maddon as he began to conduct the interview. After several pleasantries exchanged in Español (Maddon showing his lingual versatility), Mota innocently asked how much longer Maddon would be remaining in Chicago?

Maddon shuffled in his seat a bit but finally said that he was planning to be in Chicago for the next three to five years. That’s where all his future plans are – in Chicago. Maddon even said I feel very comfortable, confident saying that. He followed this by saying more than once he is always getting in trouble for saying too much.

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I couldn’t believe it! Maddon hadn’t said he would like to stay in Chicago but that he was planning on being here for some time and was confident in saying so.

It was just five days ago that the Chicago Tribune’s Mark Gonzales reported that Maddon’s future was murky.

"… during Epstein’s eight-minute dissertation in which he explained the demotion of reliever Carl Edwards Jr. and other topics pertaining to the Cubs’ struggles, he never mentioned the person whose future he ultimately controls: manager Joe Maddon."

Could it be that this matter was already settled privately between Chicago Cubs President, Theo Epstein and Maddon? Maddon already has plans for a restaurant in the Wrigleyville neighborhood and recently began selling his family recipe pasta sauce at local Jewel-Osco stores.