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JOE MADDON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tampa Bay Rays 2015 Preview and Prediction

Just like that, they were gone — David Price, Andrew Friedman, Joe Maddon and Wil Myers, a fab four who, seems like yesterday, were considered...
Via Athlon Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon's Arrival Signals Next Step in Chicago Cubs' Resurgence

The characters in that long-running Windy City disaster known as the Chicago Cubs’ World Series Disappointment are well known to all baseball...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Maddon to play Kris Bryant in the OF

When Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant makes his debut at the corner of Clark and Addison, it may not be at the hot corner. 670 The Score’s Bruce Levine reports manager Joe Maddon has asked Bryant to put in some work in the outfield this spring. The request is aimed at giving the new Cubs skipper as much roster flexibility as possible. While Bryant prefers to stay at third, his...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon Has Plan for Chicago Cubs’ Forgotten Prospect

The Chicago Cubs have a former top rated infield prospect who struggled badly last season, but could be a key in the team’s turnaround in 2015. In 2014, this prospect hit under .200 with an OPS hovering around .600 and carried a strikeout rate around 40 percent. He is also capable of playing multiple positions. No, I’m not talking about Javier Baez. The player in question is...
Via Sports Mockery
11 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
20 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon Loves Top Free Agent Pitcher, Confirms Cubs Are After Him

The Chicago Cubs have been recently linked to top-tier free agent pitcher James Shields, on Friday Joe Maddon confirmed this speculation. Maddon said the right-hander would be a great “prize” for Chicago. “From day one, I’ve been talking about James,” said Maddon, who managed Shields while they were both with the Rays. “Wouldn’t that be a nice prize or present? Shieldsy...
Via Sports Mockery
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays may pursue tampering charges over Joe Maddon

The Tampa Bay Rays suspect the Chicago Cubs may have tampered with manager Joe Maddon, and they could pursue charges, according to a report. Maddon surprisingly opted out of his contract with the Rays on Oct. 23, not long after being informed by the team that he had a 14-day window to opt out thanks to executive Andrew Friedman leaving for the Dodgers. Though Maddon expressed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 01, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
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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