who should take over after Joe Maddon for the Cubs?
This is the last year of his contract, and if the Cubs don't improve, and miss the playoffs, i can't see them bringing him back. Plus, he's 65, and may be looking to retire soon anyway, and drive cross country in his RV.
After winning it all in 2016, the Cubs lost in the following NLCS, and never past the Wild Card game last year. For whatever reason, nothing's really changed.
it's still early, so i'm not even close to giving up, but Joe will certainly be on the hot seat if the team doesn't start playing like we know they can. the mets started 11-1 last year, then finished fourth. it's a long season.
Girardi is probably the easy favorite. but who else is out there, unless they promote from within? Maybe Ryne Sandberg?
- StatlerLv 71 year agoFavourite answer
It is too early this season. But, yes, like all managers, Maddon will eventually depart by retirement, mutual agreement or termination.
Girardi would be a good replacement - experienced former manager and played a little with Cubs. Still not too old to interface with younger players.
Sandberg already had his chance as manager of Phillies. He's a Cub fan player favorite and to manage again would be risky. How could Cubs fire Ryno?
- 1 year ago
I believe either Jeff Blauser or Jeff Reed.
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 71 year ago
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