According to MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal, Joe Maddon is on his way out as the Chicago Cubs' manager. (Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports)
According to MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal, Joe Maddon is on his way out as the Chicago Cubs' manager. (Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports)

REPORT: Foregone conclusion that Cubs will move on from Joe Maddon


by - Senior Writer -

CHICAGO — MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and The Athletic wrote an insightful article about how the Chicago Cubs' decision to hang on to manager Joe Maddon for the 2019 season proved to be a costly one. In the piece, Rosenthal breaks down how Maddon's hands-off approach to managing was not going to work for a club desperate to win another World Series before its championship window closed.

The overarching premise of Rosenthal's article is that, in retrospect, the Cubs probably should have fired Maddon after the 2018 season so as to not delay the inevitable. Rosenthal also claims that it is a foregone conclusion that the Cubs will move on from the 65-year-old Maddon, whose contract is set to expire at season's end. Maddon will become a managing free agent, and, according Rosenthal, the Cubs' front office is not expected to offer him a new contract.

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