Former Rays manager Joe Maddon. (Joy R. Absalon, USA Today Sports)
That was fast. Tell me they didn't have advance knowledge of Maddon leaving Tampa Bay.
from Bleacher Report:
Cubs Must Hire Maddon:
'via Blog this'Rays manager Joe Maddon opted out of his contract, effective immediately.The Cubs need to hire Maddon, effective immediately.He’s the right guy. The best manager in the game. The best manager for what the Cubs are building because that’s what Maddon masterfully managed in Tampa.The Rays were a drafting and development machine the way Theo Epstein said the Cubs would become. The Rays were smart, flexible and good the way Epstein is fashioning the Cubs. The Rays competed almost every season the way Epstein intends. Maddon embraces metrics the way Epstein insists.