Joe Maddon Will Meet with Theo Epstein After Tonight's Game to Talk About the Future

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Joe Maddon Will Meet with Theo Epstein After Tonight’s Game to Talk About the Future

Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs’ regular season – and postseason, since they didn’t qualify – comes to an end, mercifully, tomorrow afternoon. And while that’s notable for any number of page-turning reasons, the biggest and most obvious is the expiration of manager Joe Maddon’s five-year contract.

Strictly speaking, the Cubs have never ruled out a continuation of the relationship with Maddon, but the reality is, ever since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer declined to engage with Maddon on extension talks at this time last year, there was always a gloss of “I think maybe this is ending” coating every bit of the Cubs’ managerial conversation.

And it’s possible that could all become official tonight:

We may not hear any word on the shape of that conversation until tomorrow or Monday, but I would tentatively expect things to be laid out pretty plain, and then for Maddon or Epstein to be their typically honest selves before tomorrow’s game. We’ll see if anything leaks out tonight after the game.

Brace yourselves appropriately.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.