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The Rundown: Ian Happ Thanks Fans, How Other Teams View Cubs, Offseason Rumors Already at Full Throttle

Cubs versus Cardinals, June 16, 2018

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Ian Happ says thank you, Cubs fans:

Thank you to all the @Cubs fans who supported us this year! You made the environment at Wrigley special every game #gocubsgo @ Wrigley Field https://t.co/KVMuVpENlk

— Ian Happ (@ihapp_1) October 6, 2018

I saw something by Jeff Passan that caught my attention and subsequently disappointed me so I thought I’d do a post today that reflects on how the Cubs are viewed outside of Chicago.

“They are a team that preaches culture – and still has a player in the middle of a must-win game sitting in the clubhouse and scrolling through an iPad, much to the chagrin of others in the dugout who were living and dying with every pitch.”

Anybody know who said player is? Apparently #EverybodyIn is slightly misleading.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch indicates that Joe Maddon actually sought a contract extension but was denied, leaving him as a lame-duck manager entering 2019. According to John Heyman and others, neither side has broached the subject of an extension.

“Maddon sought a contract extension but didn’t get one. Now, coming off a quick exit from the …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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