Cubs, Maddon won't talk extension in offseason
Tuesday Nov 06, 2018 12:00am

(UNDATED) – The Chicago Cubs have informed manager Joe Maddon they won't be discussing a contract extension with him before next season, the fifth and final one of his current deal. Team President Theo Epstein said on Monday that they are focused on digging in and finding ways at getting the absolute most out of 2019. The Cubs have won the most regular-season games in baseball over the past four years, all under Maddon. But this past season ended in disappointment, as they were caught in the division by the Milwaukee Brewers, losing a tiebreaker game and then falling in the wild-card game to the Colorado Rockies the next night. The offense was a shell of itself in the second half of the season, and Epstein stressed the front office was evaluating everything and everyone after a disappointing finish. According to Maddon's agent, Alan Nero, there is no issue with his client being a lame-duck manager.

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