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Joe Madden and the Cubs parting ways

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Astros fans may have surpassed everyone else in the "delusional fanbase" list this offseason.
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Today is Ned Yost's last game for the Royals. I have no idea who will replace him.
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Today is Ned Yost's last game for the Royals. I have no idea who will replace him.
hope for your sake it isn’t mike matheny
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hope for your sake it isn’t mike matheny
yeah they’d lose 105 instead 104
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Madden will be fine. I'm sure that suitors are already lined out the door to contend for his service.
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Maddon will have his pick of jobs. My guess is he either takes Angels job or Padres job.
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Maddon will have his pick of jobs. My guess is he either takes Angels job or Padres job.
Which would you take? He has managed in both Leagues. Better collection of young talent or best player in the game, in his prime?
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Which would you take? He has managed in both Leagues. Better collection of young talent or best player in the game, in his prime?
Personally, I think Padres are in a better position to compete sooner than the Angels are. They just need some starting pitching. If they get a few decent starters, they could probably compete for the wild card soon. A team like the Padres also seem to suit Maddon's style more than the Angels do.

Edit: I forgot that Ausmus is manager for Angels now. I doubt they move on from him.

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Well then, maybe the Angels job is available.

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Personally, I think Padres are in a better position to compete sooner than the Angels are. They just need some starting pitching. If they get a few decent starters, they could probably compete for the wild card soon. A team like the Padres also seem to suit Maddon's style more than the Angels do.

Edit: I forgot that Ausmus is manager for Angels now. I doubt they move on from him.
Maddon was bench coach for the Angels for a while under Scoschia, I think. I wonder if he has any other preference (AL vs NL style ball). The Angels also have some OF prospect (Jo Addell) that should be MLB ready in 2020. But the Padres have more overall talent.

Clint Hurdle got fired by the Pirates today. Sadly, the GM will stay on. Hurdle probably deserved to get fired because of the awful post ASG and the chaos in the clubhouse. But the GM should have been canned as well.
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Joe Maddon getting fired is bullshit.
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Joe Maddon getting fired is bullshit.
I think it is more of a mutual parting of the ways.
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Joe Madden came into the 2019 season in "lame duck" status because the Cubs FO never offered an extension, and he was on the last year of his contract. So, he simply fulfilled his last year of obligation and is now a free agent manager to go wherever he pleases as Chicago is not going to retain him.
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Well then, maybe the Angels job is available.

https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/stat...01686685503489
I wish the Angels brass had contacted any one of the 10 million Tigers fans around the world who could have told them that Ausmus is a poor manager.
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Personally, I think Padres are in a better position to compete sooner than the Angels are. They just need some starting pitching. If they get a few decent starters, they could probably compete for the wild card soon. A team like the Padres also seem to suit Maddon's style more than the Angels do.
I don't know what Maddon prefers but I agree, San Diego seems like the right place for him. He excels at managing young players. It would be like Tampa all over again.

I wonder if the Cubs interest in David Ross is real. It would go along the lines of the current trend of young managers who are willing to work with the front office brass and take a heavy analytic approach.
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Bruce Bochy is now official retires as Giants manager. Thank, Bruce for the three rings on the franchise.
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Brad Ausmus officially fired by the Angels.

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Maddon to the Padres is a pipe dream for San Diego fans. They don't have the money to compete for his services.
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Maddon to the Padres is a pipe dream for San Diego fans. They don't have the money to compete for his services.
I'm sorry, but that is an insane statement. They just paid Manny Machado $300M. If they want Maddon, they can certainly afford him.
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I'm not really a baseball fan anymore, but I did follow the Angels from the 90s to mid 2000s. It would not surprise me if they hire Maddon. He spent 30+ years as a coach in their organization. Would be a nice return for him to cap off his career.
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Maddon is almost certainly going to the Angels. I don't think he was heartbroken over getting fired from the Cubs. Word on the street is that Maddon and his wife loved living in SoCal with the Angels. The Angels will almost certainly be one of the top bidders for Gerritt Cole, who grew up literally five minutes from their stadium.
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I'm sorry, but that is an insane statement. They just paid Manny Machado $300M. If they want Maddon, they can certainly afford him.
Do you really think they can outbid the Angels?

And as the Pads have too much money tied up in Machado's contract everything else gets dropped down in their budget.

Wait and see. The Pads do not have enough money coming in to pay for Machado and Maddon (and the rest of their bargain priced roster).
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I guess Maddon still has had a house in Orange County. That would certainly give the Angels a head start.
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Do you really think they can outbid the Angels?

And as the Pads have too much money tied up in Machado's contract everything else gets dropped down in their budget.

Wait and see. The Pads do not have enough money coming in to pay for Machado and Maddon (and the rest of their bargain priced roster).
Yes, they do and yes they can outbid the Angels. They may not choose to spend the money for Maddon's services but they certainly have the money to sign him.
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Yes, they do and yes they can outbid the Angels. They may not choose to spend the money for Maddon's services but they certainly have the money to sign him.
Funny thing, that. The Angels have more money by far than the Padres do. Basic math says they can therefore outbid the Pads.

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