Joe Maddon

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 03: The Chicago Cubs new manager Joe Maddon (C) answers questions as Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein (R) and general manager Jed Hoyer look on during a press conference at Wrigley Field on November 3, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Epstein: Cubs ‘Welcome’ MLB’s Maddon Investigation

Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein says the team is totally fine with Major League Baseball checking into whether there was anything improper about the way it hired new manager Joe Maddon.

97.1 The Ticket–11/12/2014

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 03: The Chicago Cubs new manager Joe Maddon (C) answers questions as Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein (R) and general manager Jed Hoyer look on during a press conference at Wrigley Field on November 3, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Joe Maddon Offers Everyone A Shot At Introductory Press Conference [VIDEO]

He went on to say “that’s a shot and a beer, that’s the Hazelton way.”

97.1 The Ticket–11/03/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 2:  Joe Maddon #70 of the Tampa Bay Rays waves to the fans as he leaves the field after the Rays defeated the Cleveland Indians Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Report: Leyland Says Tigers Not Interested In Maddon

It has always seemed unlikely the Tigers would ditch Ausmus following just one season, especially since Detroit won its division again.

CBS Detroit–10/25/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 28: Manager Joe Maddon #70 of the Tampa Bay Rays comes to the mound for a pitching change during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians on September 28, 2014 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Rays 7-2. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Caputo: 3 Reasons The Tigers Should Seriously Consider Joe Maddon As Manager

Maddon is always ahead of the curve, never behind it. The classic example is how he position his fielders. It’s changed the game, and he was the leader on that front.

97.1 The Ticket–10/24/2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 3:  Manager Joe Maddon #70 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks on from the dugout during the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on August 3, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Tigers Fans On Twitter Clamor For Detroit To Hire Joe Maddon

Detroit, of course, already has a manager in Brad Ausmus, a longtime major league catcher who now has one year of managing under his belt.

CBS Detroit–10/24/2014

HOUSTON - MAY 05:  Manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers looks on from the dugout against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 5, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Leyland: Younger Maddon Might Be A ‘Freer Spirit’ Than Him

On the surface Leyland and Maddon would be hard-pressed to appear more different, but the records of Detroit (31-26) and Tampa Bay (32-26) are nearly identical.

CBS Detroit–06/06/2013

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 31: Manager Joe Maddon #70 of the Tampa Bay Rays shrugs as he returns to the dugout after discussing the weather with the umpires and manager Terry Francona #17 of the Cleveland Indians during a rain delay at Progressive Field on May 31, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Joe Maddon, The Coolest Skipper Ever, Literally!

It’s no secret that Rays skipper Joe Maddon is out there.

97.1 The Ticket–06/05/2013

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