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Joe Maddon content to wait for Cubs, or others

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Cubs might be the odds-on favorite to reel in free-agent manager Joe Maddon, but his agent said Saturday that they have yet to contact him. "It's obvious to everyone there might be a match with the Cubs, but someone has to tell the Cubs that," Alan Nero said. "It's clearly a possibility, but they do have a manager." And so does every other team except the Twins and Rays, making Maddon's pursuit of a job a sensitive issue. Nero said Maddon is in no hurry, adding that reports of "tampering" by the Cubs are "beyond ridiculous." Efforts to reach Cubs President Theo Epstein for comment were unsuccessful. The Rays appear to have pushed Maddon out of a job he loved when ...

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