Joe Maddon's Time as Chicago Cubs Manager is Over

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Joe Maddon’s Time as Chicago Cubs Manager is Over

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Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, and Joe Maddon today met with the media to announce that Joe Maddon will not return as the Chicago Cubs manager next year.

We’ll have more on the particulars of what they said (and thoughts on the Joe Maddon Era), but I know everyone was ready to hear this final word first. So here it is. After five very good years and a World Series, Joe Maddon is moving on as manager of the Chicago Cubs. Free agency awaits him with eager and open arms, I expect, and the Cubs will undertake the impossible task of replacing a guy like Maddon.

The fact that we knew this day was coming for so long – arguably as far back as this time last year – is certainly softening the blow. But I’m still feeling it.

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.