Questions about Maddon’s pitching moves in the World Series persisted into Cubs Convention forums. Epstein was happy to take “outcome-based” outlook.
Despite criticism from his own players over postseason decisions, the Cubs manager won’t seek any clear-the-air conversations before spring training.
The Cubs aren’t the only team that “embraced the target” in 2016. Clemson rode the same slogan — a gift from manager Joe Maddon to coach Dabo Swinney.
“I think he was wrong in the way he used me. He abused a little bit on how much he made me pitch . . . ” Aroldis Chapman said Friday.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said the close calls in Game 7 last month haven’t made him rethink the way he scripts pitching plans.
The White Sox ace was close to going to the Washington Nationals before the Red Sox landed him in Tuesday’s trade.