Chicago Cubs: Maddon on using Chapman: "It's about winning right now"


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Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Cubs manager Joe Maddon spoke to reporters on Wednesday afternoon about game seven of the 2016 World Series.

Maddon was asked if he regretted using Chapman yesterday and how it might have impacted the confidence of his whole bullpen.

"No, not at all," Maddon told reporters. "It's about winning right now. Yesterday that was a really clear-cut decision for me how to work that inning. So I could be melancholy and try to be sentimental and try to make a decision based on that, or you try to do what you think is the right thing to do based on skill sets, and that's all I've been doing. I love these guys. These guys have been wonderful. It's a great group. It's a very tightly-knit group. But at this time of the year if you want to attempt to ameliorate people's feelings, you might make a lot of bad decisions."

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