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Joe Maddon | Catcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (63) / 2/8/1954
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM in Chicago reports that former Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey will interview for the Cubs' pitching coach job Monday.
He's already interviewed with the Cardinals and Red Sox, but the Cubs might have a leg up since Hickey was manager Joe Maddon's pitching coach for a number of years in Tampa. Hickey was the Rays' pitching coach for 11 seasons and was the Astros' pitching coach prior to that. Oct 22 - 2:30 PM

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Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that they have fired long-time pitching coach Chris Bosio.

Bosio had spent the last six seasons in his role with the Cubs. Nightengale notes that the club could pursue highly-respected Jim Hickey who has been rumored to be the top candidate for the same position with their division-rival Cardinals.
Oct 21 - 12:09 PM

Joe Maddon was ejected from Saturday's Game 1 of the NLCS for arguing.

The Cubs were already trailing when a call at home plate was reversed -- it was ruled, after review, that Willson Contreras blocked home plate on a tag play -- giving the Dodgers another run. That set Maddon off, leading to his ejection from the game. He'll be back for Sunday's Game 2.
Oct 14 - 11:06 PM

Joe Maddon was ejected from Friday's game against the Pirates before an out was recorded in the first inning.

Anthony Rizzo clubbed what looked to be a leadoff home run that was ruled a foul ball after video review. To say that Maddon disagreed with the call would be a massive understatement. He certainly got his money's worth arguing with the umpiring crew though. He'll catch the rest of Friday's game from the clubhouse.
Jun 16 - 7:13 PM

The BBWAA announced on Monday that Joe Maddon, Dusty Baker and Dave Roberts are finalists for the National League Manager of the Year award.

Maddon's chances of winning could actually be hurt by lofty expectations for the Cubs going into the season, as silly as that sounds. It's debatable as to how much credit he deserves, but Baker leading the Nationals to 95 wins in his first season following an 83-win campaign could get him long look.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 06:46:00 PM

Cubs signed president of baseball operations Theo Epstein to a five-year contract extension.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale is reporting that the extension will be in excess of $50 million. Since joining the Cubs in 2011, Epstein has steadily built the club into a World Series favorite. This season, the Cubbies have run away with the NL Central. Their record currently sits at 101-56. In addition to Epstein, GM Jed Hoyer and vice president Jason McLeod are also being awarded extensions.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 04:14:00 PM

Saturday's contest between the Cubs and Braves was postponed due to rain.

No makeup date has been announced. Make sure to avoid both of these clubs when making your DFS lineups for the early slate on Saturday.
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 11:28:00 AM

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts said Monday that there has been progress in extension talks with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.

Epstein is entering the fifth and final year of his contract and the Cubs want to make sure they keep him around for the long haul. The two sides reengaged toward the end of spring training, but Ricketts declined to set a timeline on a resolution. "I’d imagine we’ll get it wrapped up at some point here in the near future," Ricketts said. "But (there’s) no deadline." Bruce Levine of 670 The Score writes that an extension would put Epstein in position to surpass Dodgers president Andrew Friedman for the highest paid executive in the game.
Source: CSN Chicago
Tue, Apr 5, 2016 09:31:00 AM

Joe Maddon was named the National League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

With young sluggers like Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber coming up big and Jake Arrieta turning in an ace's campaign, Maddon and the Cubs cruised to 97-65 record, which ended up being the third-best record in a loaded NL Central that saw the Pirates and Cardinals finishing with better records. The Cubs slayed both of those teams on their way to the NCLS, chopping down the Pirates in the NL Wild Card Game and defeating the Cards in four games in the NLDS. They were then promptly silenced by Terry Collins' Mets. Collins, incidentally, finished third to Maddon and Cardinals' manager Mike Matheny in the managerial voting. Maddon is the seventh manager in Major League history to win the award three times. He won it twice with the Rays prior to joining the Cubs.
Source: BBWAA.com
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 06:56:00 PM

The Baseball Writers Association of America has announced Joe Maddon, Mike Matheny and Terry Collins as National League Manager of the Year finalists.

They're all worthy candidates, but Maddon seems likely to take the award. The Cubs' skipper led Chicago to a 97-65 record and to the NLCS in his first season on the North Side.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 06:43:00 PM

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Thursday that the team's entire coaching staff has been invited back for the 2016 season.

While the Cubs may have just been swept by the Mets in NLCS, that does little to tarnish their 95-67 record during the regular season. Epstein's inviting the coaching staff to return to try to vanquish their playoff demons. It's possible some will take jobs with other organizations, depending on the available openings.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 03:15:00 PM

Major League Baseball found no evidence of tampering on the part of the Cubs in the Joe Maddon hiring.

"Major League Baseball has concluded its tampering investigation regarding Joe Maddon’s departure from the Tampa Bay Rays and his subsequent hiring as manager of the Chicago Cubs," MLB said via its Twitter account. "The investigation produced no finding of a violation of Major League Rule 3(k) on Tampering." Multiple Cubs officials had to turn over laptops and cell phones during the investigation, so it seems as though the league did its due diligence. Maddon and the Cubs are surely glad to have the investigation behind them.
Source: CSN Chicago
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 09:35:00 PM

According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago, Major League Baseball's investigation into the hiring of Joe Maddon is ongoing, but should be completed prior to the start of the 2015 season.

When asked about it, new commissioner Rob Manfred indicated, "There is an ongoing investigation. To the extent it’s concluded, one way or another, we’ll be transparent about that. We’ll let you know." Theo Epstein and the Cubs organization continue to deny any tampering charges. If any evidence of tampering is found, the Cubs could face a fine or forfeiture of draft picks.
Source: ESPN Chicago
Sat, Feb 7, 2015 10:53:00 AM

According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago, MLB has begun an investigation into how the Cubs hired Joe Maddon.

The Cubs and Maddon's agent, Alan Nero, have already been contacted by MLB as they look into whether any tampering took place before he opted out of his contract with the Rays. For what it's worth, Nero called any such accusation "embarrassing." "(Cubs President) Theo (Epstein) would not even have talked unless he got clearance from the commissioner's office," Nero recently said. "It's silly to suggest that (tampering), if they want to pursue that, that's fine."
Source: ESPN Chicago
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 05:57:00 PM

The Cubs announced Monday that new manager Joe Maddon will receive a five-year contract.

ESPN's Buster Olney says the deal is for $25 million and includes bonuses tied to the postseason. Maddon will be introduced as the Cubs' new skipper in a press conference at the Cubby Bear on Monday afternoon. The former Rays manager had a record of 627-508 in his last seven seasons as the manager of the Rays, leading the team to the playoffs four times over that stretch.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 01:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Alex Avila
3Rene Rivera
4Victor Caratini
5Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Jon Jay
2Albert Almora
3Leonys Martin
RF1Jason Heyward
2Mike Freeman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Jen-Ho Tseng
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Justin Wilson
4Pedro Strop
5Hector Rondon
6Koji Uehara
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Dillon Maples
10Rob Zastryzny
11Mike Montgomery