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.
The Cubs will officially introduce Joe Maddon to be their next manager on Monday, replacing Rick Renteria after one year.
The Cubs aren’t planning on a splashy two-for-one news conference. Joe Maddon’s contract won’t be tied to a Theo Epstein extension.
The Cubs finally broke their silence, firing manager Rick Renteria one week after Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, becoming a coveted free agent.
No one will remember how Joe Maddon got the job as long as he wins big at Wrigley Field.