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 be in the hunt for more big free agents after Joe Maddon.
No one will remember how Joe Maddon got the job as long as he wins big at Wrigley Field.
An offseason that already promised the potential for big splashes will get one if – when? – the Cubs land Joe Maddon.
“Outside the organization, outside the city, around baseball, the story is the Cubs are coming fast and the Cubs are coming strong.”