Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon is right up there with Bruce Bochy as the best in the game. (That’s why the Cubs risked “tampering” infractions to go get him, right? I kid, I kid) FOX Sports Analyst Frank Thomas, no stranger to the Chicago baseball community, said before the season started that the addition of Maddon was worth another 12-20 wins to the Cubs.
How he’s turned around the club so quickly and so dramatically this season is a truly amazing feat. The Cubs are 65-48 this season, 17 over .500, while last year’s club was just 73-89.Follow paulmbanks