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Lake impressing Maddon with approach

  Junior Lake has been back and forth between AAA and Chicago numerous times over the past couple seasons, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon has been impressed with the young outfielder lately. “He's been outstanding,” Maddon told CSN Chicago. “I think he's a good baseball player. What's getting lost here is the fact that he's got a clue out on the field. He does some really smart...
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Cubs Wanting To Add Most Versitle Player In Baseball

During Joe Maddon’s time in Tampa Bay he had the ultimate security blanket, when a guy needed a day off, Joe wanted to get creative with a line-up, or the team needed a spark, Ben Zobrist was his guy. As the Chicago Sun Times Gordon Wittenmyer has reported through multiple sources, the Chicago Cubs are hot on Zobrist’s tail. Although the Cubs are expected to search high and...
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Chicago Cubs: What happened to the offense?

As of today, the Chicago Cubs are in the midst of losing 5 of their last 9 games. During this 10 day stretch, the Cubs have been struggling to manufacture runs and have experienced a serious drop-off. In the last 9 games, the Cubs are only averaging 3.22 runs/game about 1 run less than their season average of 4.2 runs/game. Statistically speaking, there has been dramatic hitting...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Castro to continue hitting cleanup

  Starlin Castro is far from a typical cleanup hitter, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon hardly operates in a typical way. The shortstop has been in the cleanup role for a couple weeks now and although he isn't putting up crazy numbers, Maddon has been encouraged and plans to keep Castro hitting fourth. "The thing we're trying to get away from is the rollover groundout to shortstop,"...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon unhappy over Cubs’ ‘awkward schedule’

Joe Maddon on Monday expressed some dissatisfaction over the fact the Chicago Cubs had a day game on the road against the Arizona Diamondbacks only to travel back home for an early-afternoon home game on Memorial Day against the Washington Nationals. “I don’t understand why [the] Memorial game has to be played during the day,”...Read More The post Joe Maddon expresses unhappiness...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Manager, Joe Maddon, Was Pissed Off About Monday’s Game

The Chicago Cubs returned from their six-game west coast road trip late Sunday night after a 4-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Then, they had little time to rest as they welcomed the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field for a 1:20 p.m. start time on Memorial Day. Cubs manager Joe Maddon was pissed off that the Cubs had to play early in the afternoon. Before Monday’s game,...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon Proving to be a Perfect Fit for the Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks, left, is greeted by manager Joe Maddon after the Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres 3-0 in a baseball game Thursday, May 21, 2015, in San Diego. Hendricks gave up five hits in a complete game. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) When you have a major league roster that’s loaded with rising stars, you need a manager that has just as much enthusiasm...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Garlin says Joe Maddon will be on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'*

We have an asterisk on the headline because the future of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is unknown, but if it ever returns, Cubs manager Joe Maddon will be on an episode in some way if one of the stars has his way. Cubs fan and comedian Jeff Garlin appeared with Maddon for his Thursday session with the media before a game against the Padres. Larry David's sidekick promised that if "Curb...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon eviscerates umpire D.J. Reyburn following ejection

Joe Maddon became so frustrated with home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn’s strike zone during the Chicago Cubs’ 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals that his chirping over it ultimately resulted in his sixth-inning ejection. But the Cubs skipper was far from finished angrily articulating his opinion that Reyburn had a horrible day calling balls...Read More The post Joe Maddon eviscerates...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon loved Will Ferrell’s spring training act, John Madden hated it

For the most part, save for some nattering nabobs of negativity, Funny or Die’s Will Ferrell-led cavalcade through the Cactus League on Thursday was viewed as an amusing aside and a grand time was had by one and all. It helped both fans and players break up the doldrums of spring training and allowed sports...Read More The post Joe Maddon loved Will Ferrell’s spring training...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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