Cubs in discussions with Joe Maddon

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After choosing to leave Tampa Bay, Joe Maddon quickly became linked to the Chicago Cubs managerial position.

That is not just wishful thinking, according to Dylan Van Schouwen of the Chicago-Sun Times the two sides have indeed engaged in talks. The Cubs are hoping to have an answer by Friday which could also determine the fate of current manager Rick Renteria.

Maddon spent nine years at the helm of the Tampa Bay Rays producing a string of six straing winning season sfrom 2008 to 2013. Overall he was 754-705 with a trip to the World Series in 2008.

His decision to leave the Rays came shortly after former Rays general manager Andrew Friedman accepted the President of Baseball Operations position with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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