Cubs hire Joe Maddon as manager

The Cubs attempted Friday to pave the smoothest road in a seismic shift of their on-field leadership when they announced the firing of manager Rick Renteria and the highly anticipated hiring of Joe Maddon.

Maddon, 60, who led the Rays to four ...

Cubs hire Joe Maddon as manager

If there were any doubts about the seriousness of the Chicago Cubs' pursuit of a World Series championship, they were erased Friday when the Cubs made it official: Joe Maddon is their new manager.

Maddon, 60, who led the underdog Tampa Bay Rays ...