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Is the Cubs hiring of Maddon Unethical? No

Okay, I need to get something off my chest. I am a little upset with the reaction of Bob Nightengale who called the Chicago Cubs unethical for firing Rick Renteria to hire Joe Maddon after only one season. If he were the only speaking this, no big deal, he has a column to write and needs to get something out to fill the lines. But there are some fans who agree with this.. I ranted...
Via World Series Dreaming
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Cubs Rumors: Cubs decline Kyuji Fujikawa's 2015 option

The Chicago Cubs have declined the 2015 team option on reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, choosing instead to buy him out of it and allow him to become a free agent. Fujikawa, age 34, spent most of his two years in the Majors on the disabled list due mainly to Tommy John surgery. #Cubs have declined their 2015 option on pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa, making him a free agent. The club's 40-man...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs decline option on Fujikawa

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have declined their option for next season on reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, making him a free agent. A longtime closer in Japan, the right-hander signed with the Cubs before the 2013 season but never delivered the way the organization hoped. He tore a ligament in his pitching elbow in his first year with the Cubs and underwent Tommy John surgery. Fujikawa...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Your 2017 World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs?

The NL Central is turning into a difficult division. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been contenders for the last two seasons, and have one of the top farm systems in the game, with some of their best prospects coming up in the next two years. The St. Louis Cardinals are routinely at the top of the standings. But perhaps the biggest threat might be coming from the Cubs. Today it was...
Via Pirates Prospects
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Joe Maddon to be the next Chicago Cubs manager

Joe Maddon will be the next manager of the Chicago Cubs, sources told CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. His story can be found here. joe maddon to become cubs manager. story up soon at @CBSSports — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 29, 2014 Although there is no deal officially done and Chicago’s north side club has yet to confirm anything, it appears that the deal should be done...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon Rumored To Become The Manager Of The Cubs

In a historic deal expected to be announced Thursday, former Rays manager Joe Maddon will become the manager of the Chicago Cubs.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Expected to Hire Joe Maddon as their Manager

Joe Maddon upstaged Game 3 of the World Series last week when he announced he was stepping down as Tampa Bay Rays manager. On Wednesday, just hours before Game 7, media reports have said Maddon will sign on to become the next manager of the Chicago Cubs in what is already being called the first big signing of baseball’s free agent season. Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein is...
Via 110 Nation Sports
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Report: Joe Maddon will be Chicago Cubs manager

As first reported by Jon Heyman, the Chicago Cubs have agreed to hire former Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon to become their new manager, pushing Rick Renteria out after just one season with the North Siders. Maddon exercised an out clause in his contract with Tampa Bay earlier this week, representing the end of an era where the Rays took one of the lowest payrolls in baseball...
Via Bloguin Best
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Report: Joe Maddon to be next Cubs manager

Joe Maddon will become the new manager of the Chicago Cubs, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Maddon and the Cubs are on the verge of agreeing to a mega deal, according to people familair with the situation. The contract, once finalized, is expected to make Maddon one of the highest-paid managers in baseball and quite likely the best-paid in the National League. Mike Scioscia’s...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Joe Maddon to become Cubs manager

There have been a ton of rumors surrounding Joe Maddon and the possibility that the recently departed former Tampa Bay Rays manager would become the new Chicago Cubs head man. According to CBS Sports insider Jon Heyman that is about to become a reality. joe maddon to become cubs manager. story up soon at @CBSSports — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 29, 2014 Maddon opted out...
Via Sportsnaut
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It’s Official, The Cubs Have a New Manager

After a few days of speculation it appears Joe Maddon will indeed be managing the Chicago Cubs next season. joe maddon to become cubs manager. story up soon at @CBSSports — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 29, 2014 Details of the contract are not set but Sports Mockery will keep you apprised as more concrete information is released. 615 total views, 615 views today The post...
Via Sports Mockery
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Cubs Clear Roster Slots in Preparation for Off-Season

The Cubs have sent RHP James McDonald, INF Chris Valaika, IF-OF OF Josh Vitters, and OF Ryan Kalish outrigfht to Iowa.  Tags: Cubs Roster MovesJosh VitttersRyan KalishChris ValaikaJames McDonald
Via Cub Reporter
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Report: Cubs tell Rick Renteria they are talking to Joe Maddon

The Chicago Cubs are looking to hire Joe Maddon, and they have reportedly been honest with their current manager about their intentions. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Cubs have informed manager Rick Renteria that they are exploring the possibility of hiring Maddon. Previous reports indicated that the Cubs have left Renteria in the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs could have Joe Maddon answer by Friday

The Chicago Cubs and Joe Maddon have been in discussions this week, and the team could learn by Friday if the former Tampa Bay Rays manager is the club’s new skipper, reports The Chicago Sun Times.   Either they will land Maddon, finding the perfect manager for their multiyear rebuilding mission, or they will have swung and missed, leaving them with a mess on their hands with...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs in discussions with Joe Maddon

Getty Images After choosing to leave Tampa Bay, Joe Maddon quickly became linked to the Chicago Cubs managerial position. That is not just wishful thinking, according to Dylan Van Schouwen of the Chicago-Sun Times the two sides have indeed engaged in talks. The Cubs are hoping to have an answer by Friday which could also determine the fate of current manager Rick Renteria. Maddon...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Cubs and Joe Maddon are Currently in Contract Negotiations

A recent following of a local radio station on twitter by Joe Maddon’s daughter sparked the ongoing rumors that he may be headed to Wrigley Field full time. Now, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Chicago Cubs and Joe Maddon are negotiating his contract to become the next manager of the Cubs. Reports have #Cubs in contract talks w/former #Rays manager Joe Maddon – Sun...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Joe Maddon Family Member Accidentally Drops Clue, Breaks Landing Spot?

The rumors of Joe Maddon joining the Chicago Cubs have been hot since they started. If they weren’t hot enough already, this will reignite that flame… GET EXCITED, CUBS FANS! So, a very close member of the Joe Maddon family now follows ESPN Radio 1000 on twitter. It could be nothing, or it could be something. Either way, let’s all overreact. She also is cheering for the Royals...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricketts Family to Sell Shares

After having the club valued at two billion dollars, the Ricketts Family has announced that they will sell 20% of their shares. As a whole, the shares will be worth 300 million dollars. The Ricketts took over the organization after the 2009 campaign, taking over from the Tribune Company. For most of their reign atop 1060 W. Addison, the Ricketts have been in a struggle with the city...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy, Jon Lester interested in Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are a team on the rise, and two of the top free agent pitchers have interest in being part of the team’s resurgence. Jake Peavy expressed interest in the Cubs while speaking with the Chicago Sun-Times’ Gordon Wittenmeyer, and the pitcher also said Jon Lester, his former Red Sox teammate, is interested...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

While Cubs Matchup For A Trade, Deal Unlikely Because Of Differing Percieved Values

Andy Martino of the Daily News takes a poke at the Mets shortstop situation and says the Mets are most likely to go internal, with Wilmer Flores and Matt Reynolds as possibilities, and speculates that Ruben Tejada will either be gone or a backup. He also reports that despite being a player that Sandy Alderson has liked in the past, free agent shortstop Jed Lowrie will not be a target...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs Have Plausible Deniability

Usually, as the old saying goes, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”. In this instance, that term is being used with the Chicago Cubs and Joe Maddon. Everyone in the world of baseball media is saying that Maddon will be managing the Cubs in 2015. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the Cubs are talking to the agent for Maddon. Even though they have a fine manager...
Via World Series Dreaming
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best Cubs Prospect You Dont Know About

Cubs fans have long heard about the glut of hitting prospects within the farm system, headlined by Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, and Addison Russell. Conversely, Cubs fans have heard about the severe lack of good pitching within the minor leagues. While, as a whole, the Cubs are much stronger hitting wise, the Cubs certainly have a few blue chip pitching prospects. No pitcher might...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s prospect profile: Daniel Robertson

Ever since the Oakland A’s traded away top prospect Addison Russell to the Chicago Cubs, there has not been much talk about any prospects reaching the major leagues any time soon. However, some of them are fairly talented. Now with Russell gone, lets take a look the Oakland A’s new #1 prospect – Daniel Robertson. The Oakland A’s drafted Robertson in the first round in June...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs

Rarely does the sudden availability of a manager set off the type of frenzy than Joe Maddon opting out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays did on Friday. With the World Series scene shifting to San Francisco, seemingly all anyone could talk about was Maddon and his potential suitors, likely much to the chagrin of Bud Selig. Of the suitors, one appears to be head and shoulders...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs

Rarely does the sudden availability of a manager set off the type of frenzy than Joe Maddon opting out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays did on Friday. With the World Series scene shifting to San Francisco, seemingly all anyone could talk about was Maddon and his potential suitors, likely much to the chagrin of Bud Selig. Of the suitors, one appears to be head and shoulders...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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