The Cubs made a huge splash when they hired Joe Maddon, giving the celebrity manager a five-year, $25 million contract and immediately raising expectations around the Wrigley Field construct
The Cubs will be following the standard playbook in professional sports by firing one guy and swinging in a completely different direction with Joe Maddon.
“Outside the organization, outside the city, around baseball, the story is the Cubs are coming fast and the Cubs are coming strong.”
As the Cubs headed toward another losing season, there were no "We stinks" moments in the clubhouse.
Six months ago, Hector Rondon wasn't really on the radar as a closer option for the Cubs.