Tag: Joe Maddon

The Long Goodbye--Cardinals 9 Cubs 0

The Long Goodbye--Cardinals 9 Cubs 0
Game 162 was finally upon us and with it the conclusion that had been foregone for at least a fortnight. The Chicago Cubs season would end with an unceremonious thud that represented so much more than the first time in five years that the Cubs season ended at game 162. Joe Maddon’s fate had been... Read more »

Joe Maddon and Cubs Agree To Part Ways

Joe Maddon and Cubs Agree To Part Ways
In lieu of a game post today, I’m going to talk about the big (and expected) news announced before the game. Joe Maddon and Theo Epstein mutually agreed that the manager would not return to Chicago in 2020. Joe and Theo got together last night, split a bottle of wine in Theo’s hotel room and... Read more »

Cubs @ Cardinals Series Preview: (9/27-9/29)

Cubs @ Cardinals Series Preview: (9/27-9/29)
The Cubs enter the final series of the year with nothing to play for. They are mired in a nine-game losing streak as they head to St. Louis to battle the Cardinals. The Cards need to win this weekend to take the division from the surging Brewers. Playing the role of spoiler is not something... Read more »
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Passage of Time--Pirates 9 Cubs 5

Passage of Time--Pirates 9 Cubs 5
Nothing ultimately changed after tonight’s loss. The Cubs fortunes in 2019 and 2020 are exactly the same as they would be if they had won, but the extended goodbye to a golden era of Cubs baseball continued. This time it was Jose Quintana‘s possible turn. It was once an unthinkable notion, but the potentially cash... Read more »

Cubs @ Pirates Series Preview: (9/24-9/26)

Cubs @ Pirates Series Preview: (9/24-9/26)
A disastrous six-game losing streak has basically ended the Cubs season. Chicago maintains an incredibly thin strand of playoff hope, but barring a miracle, the season will end Sunday. It appears highly likely Joe Maddon is managing his final week of games for the Cubs. The strengths of Maddon as a manager that were so... Read more »

Cubs Game Post 9/17

Cubs Game Post 9/17
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Tuesday: 7:05 PM CT on ESPN/WCIU/670AM Lineups Reds 1. Josh VanMeter (L) 2B 2. Joey Votto (L) 1B 3. Eugenio Suarez (R) 3B 4. Aristides Aquino (R) RF 5. Tucker Barnhart (L) C 6. Phillip Ervin (R) LF 7. Brian O’Grady (L) CF 8. Jose Peraza (R) SS 9. Sonny... Read more »
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The Den Podcast - Ep 38: Jared Wyllys on Why the Cubs Are Kevin Malone, Nico's Debut & Joe Maddon's Tenure

The Den Podcast - Ep 38: Jared Wyllys on Why the Cubs Are Kevin Malone, Nico's Debut & Joe Maddon's Tenure
Jared Wyllys of Sporting News and Forbes joined Myles to compare the Cubs to The Office’s Kevin Malone. Plus Nico Hoerner’s debut and why Joe Maddon may be done in Chicago regardless of how the season plays out.    

Cubs Game Post 8/15

Cubs Game Post 8/15
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Thursday: 6:05 PM CT on MLB Network/WGN/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 2. Nicholas Castellanos (R) RF 3. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 4. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 5. Ian Happ (S) 2B 6. David Bote (R) SS 7. Victor Caratini (S) C 8. Yu Darvish (R) P 9.... Read more »

The Den Podcast - Ep 37: The Cubs Suck (on the Road)

The Den Podcast - Ep 37: The Cubs Suck (on the Road)
Jared Wyllys joined me to talk about the Cubs sucking on the road, Maddon’s contract comments, and Zobrist’s imminent return.
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Cubs Game Post 7/28

Cubs Game Post 7/28
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Sunday: 1:10 PM CT on ABC-7/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Robel Garcia (S) 2B 2. Willson Contreras (R) C 3. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 4. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 5. Javier Baez (R) SS 6. Jason Heyward (L) RF 7. Ian Happ (S) CF 8. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 9. Jose... Read more »