I just posed the question on Twitter just a little while ago: Does anyone out there really doubt this Joe Maddon to the Cubs thing actually gets done at this stage?
I forgot rather quickly that I was speaking to Cubs fans.
I’ve been a Cubs fan too long to not have any doubts. RT @TomLoxas: Does anyone really expect this Maddon thing to not get done?
— Derek Blume (@doc_blume) October 28, 2014
@TomLoxas not to be a wet blanket, but think the bears and Dave McGinnis
— waitingonjoemaddon (@wpbc) October 28, 2014
There are reasons why I won’t come right out and say this is a done deal; there isn’t much upside for me there. However, one of the reasons is definitely the history of this organization, and Chicago sports in general for that matter. But let’s just say it would take a Cubbie Occurrence of Dave McGinnis proportions for Maddon to not be donning a blue cap by early next week at the latest.
Now, as for the out-of-the-box thought that Ricky Renteria could actually stay in the Cubs organization in some capacity? That isn’t going to happen. It never made much sense in the first place, but the possibility was actually thrown out there by some local media peeps.
The smarter facet of the locals didn’t see the sense in it though.
@TomLoxas “Hey we just fired you from your dream job and embarrassed you for a week. Want to be the bench coach?”
— jon greenberg (@jon_greenberg) October 28, 2014
If there isn’t a press conference scheduled at the conclusion of the World Series for Friday or Monday at the latest, well, then…Cubs.
As for Renteria, some feel this way.
@TomLoxas Blood will be all over Maddon and Epstein’s hands.
— Jacob Larsen (@jakelarsen) October 28, 2014
Still, I’m glad the Cubs have a front office that will be cold-blooded if they need to be. At this point, I think it is safe to start exuding some confidence.
— Alex Quigley (@alexquigley) October 28, 2014
Are you expecting a Maddon trick or treat?