The funny thing about rumors is that if they stick around for a little while, they almost always stay true. That seems to be the case for the Chicago Cubs and looks to be new manager Joe Maddon.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports was the first to report this.
As Heyman points out, the Cubs deny a done deal. Probably because Major League Baseball doesn’t want teams to announce major deals during days of World Series games… not like there is a winner take all Game 7 tonight or anything.
The move relieves Rick Renteria of his duties as manager of the Cubbies. Renteria only managed the one season in Majors. November 7 would have been his one year anniversary on the job.
The Minnesota Twins reportedly never even contacted Joe Maddon which is quite the sad thought. Even if Maddon to the Cubs was already in the cards when Maddon opted out of his deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, Terry Ryan still needed to make some sort of contact with the two-time American League Manager of the Year.
This signing means the Twins are stuck back to the three primary candidates we had before Maddon opted out less than a week ago. Paul Molitor seems to be the front runner with Torey Lovullo nipping at his heels. Doug Mientkiewicz seems to have fallen into a distant third.
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