Joe Maddon's future with Cubs – MLB.com

Joe Maddon’s tenure with the Cubs has been unquestionably successful. The Cubs have made the postseason in all four years with Maddon as manager, winning 90-plus games each season. They, of course, won the World Series under Maddon in 2016, the team’s first in 108 years.

But in the wake of Chicago’s early exit from this year’s postseason — it lost the National League Wild Card Game to the Rockies at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night — Maddon’s future with the Cubs has started to look a little murkier.

Joe Maddon’s tenure with the Cubs has been unquestionably successful. The Cubs have made the postseason in all four years with Maddon as manager, winning 90-plus games each season. They, of course, won the World Series under Maddon in 2016, the team’s first in 108 years.

But in the wake of Chicago’s early exit from this year’s postseason — it lost the National League Wild Card Game to the Rockies at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night — Maddon’s future with the Cubs has started to look a little murkier.

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A source told MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi on Wednesday that it’s unlikely the Cubs will extend Maddon’s contract, which runs through next season. That’s for two reasons: Diminished postseason success the last two years (Chicago lost in the NL Championship Series in 2017) and Maddon’s salary being higher than the market rate for managers in the game today.

The Cubs and president Theo Epstein are expected to hold a standard year-end press conference on Wednesday. Maddon’s contract is not expected to be extended beyond 2019 — and according to Morosi, Maddon’s camp has not requested an extension recently, either.

Per Morosi, there’s been speculation that because of that lack of a

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