Honestly, it’s as if I want to take a break from writing about the Cubs but I can’t avoid everything else that is being said and written. If anything, for me at least, it was fine to watch them take a killshot from the Rockies rather than watching them slowly bleed to death through the playoffs.
We watched a beaten team that had nothing left in the tank once the calendar rolled into October. The only positive from Tuesday’s season-ending loss is that the players get an extra month off to unwind and re-energize ahead of 2019.
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It may make perfect sense for Joe Maddon to exercise some due diligence in the next month or two. If he can get a five-year $30 million offer from another team — the Angels, for example — he could ask the Cubs to match it or release him from the final year of his deal. I don’t think the team would stand in his way if he wanted to manage elsewhere. I am not sure if Theo Epstein’s desire to show a greater sense of urgency next season fits well with Maddon’s laid-back approach anyway.
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Source:: Cubs Insider