Joe Maddon agrees to 5-year contract to manage the Cubs

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Joe Maddon was introduced as the Chicago Cubs' 54th manager at a news conference Monday.

Maddon, 60, will receive a five-year contract worth at least $25 million, a source confirmed to the Chicago Tribune.

He comes to the North Siders after leading the Tampa Bay Rays to four play-off berths in nine seasons.

Maddon is well known for his eccentric motivational stunts, like bringing live penguins into the team clubhouse and hiring bands to play behind players taking batting practice.

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2 comments

  • John

    25,000,000 – Society has reached a level of complete madness. We replace coaches in a blink of an eye when they fail to win. We keep our failing politicians in forever when thay continue to fail us.

  • arubatom

    Have to agree with the post by John regarding failing politicians, and keeping them…probably because people are so fed up with both parties, we vote “against” someone, by voting for the lesser of the two evils.