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Top 4 Reasons to Watch the Cubs in 2015

The Chicago Cubs are one of baseball’s most storied and oldest active sports franchises, having been established in 1870 as the Chicago White Stockings. From the 1876 through the 1908 season, the Cubs had won eight championships and was clearly baseball’s first true dynasty. Times have changed however, and the team, famously, hasn’t won a championship since that 1908 season...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs to Send Edwin Jackson to Tampa Bay Rays For Tampering in Joe Maddon Transaction (I Wish)

Well this is fun… Manfred says MLB investigation of potential #Cubs tampering in hiring of Maddon still active resolution expected by opening day. #Rays — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 26, 2015 Either the commissioner is too busy to deal with that petty ******** anymore, or else he really has a mountain of evidence and dirty pictures to sort through in order to come to...
Via World Series Dreaming
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Owner: Rays can recover from losing Joe Maddon, Andrew Friedman

  Tampa Bay principal owner Stuart Sternberg said the Rays can recover from the losses general manager Andrew Friedman and manager Joe Maddon. Friedman left to head baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Maddon terminated his Tampa Bay contract to manage the Chicago Cubs. ''Change is good. We embrace change,'' Sternberg said Thursday. ''I'm as frightened of it as anybody...
Via AP on Fox
9 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon doesn’t want Cubs players pimping home runs

Joe Maddon may be one of the most forward-thinking managers in baseball, but he remains an old school guy at heart. The Chicago Cubs new manager also may be prone to offbeat behavior off the field as well as employ irreverent motivational tactics to keep his players loose, but once the team steps between the...Read More The post Joe Maddon doesn’t want Cubs players pimping home...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Bullpen not a worry heading into 2015

Long removed from the days of Carlos Marmol, Kevin Gregg, and even Carlos Zambrano, the Chicago Cubs have a young, healthy, talented, and experienced bullpen. As we saw last year with the Kansas City Royals, a shut down bullpen can carry a team to the World Series, somewhere the Cubs hope to be in the near future. Cubs manager, Joe Maddon has said that he loves a bullpen with a lot...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon questions changing baseball's pace of play

New Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon spoke out recently regarding the debate currently occurring in baseball about how the pace of play needs to be improved to attract a bigger audience and stave off the dwindling numbers how follow the game. Maddon doesn’t appear to be a big fan of calls to speed-up the game,...Read More The post Joe Maddon questions motivation behind changing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten takeaways from the MLB offseason so far

Much of what will take place from April to October is shaped by the events that occur during the offseason—leaving us with many reasons to be excited about what’s to come. And in case you missed any of the winter’s biggest moves, here are 10 takeaways from the MLB offseason so far... 1) Both Chicago teams seem to have bright futures ahead of them. The Cubs’ rise to respectability...
Via The Sports Daily
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Maddon on leaving Rays: 'I hope they don't feel betrayed'

Joe Maddon is an opportunist. Maddon exercised an opt-out clause in his contract over the weekend, meaning he will not manage the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015. According to Maddon, the opportunity to become a managerial free agent was one he couldn’t pass up, though he’s leaving the Rays on amicable terms. “I just hope they will understand that this was a unique opportunity for me...
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Agent: Joe Maddon prepared to sit out season if need be

Free-agent manager Joe Maddon doesn't have many viable options if he wants to manage a ballclub in the 2015 season. Three teams (Houston Astros, Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks) have already hired managers, and that really only leaves him with a few choices. The Minnesota Twins are the only club with an actual job opening, but that would be a downgrade from his previous...
Via The Sports Daily
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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