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Friday Joe Maddon Watch: The Cubs Did Talk To Rick Renteria First

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There's no news on the Joe Maddon watch, but you could probably use a new thread for discussion. So, here it is.

Just what did Rick Renteria hear from Jed Hoyer?
Just what did Rick Renteria hear from Jed Hoyer?
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It's Friday morning and there has still not been a single public statement from the Cubs' front office about Joe Maddon. This isn't surprising, and also, I think it's handling it the right way.

However, we do have a bit of news:

Usually, I don't like to post a tweet sequence that long, but that's the best way to explain this story. David Kaplan's tweets also indicated that Tom Ricketts is likely to be unavailable early next week, as his brother Pete is running for governor of Nebraska and Kaplan says Tom is going to be there on election night. (Please, no political comments -- this is just a news item.)

So, we could be in a holding pattern until midweek next week. In the meantime, you can continue to discuss, and based on Kaplan's tweets, the Cubs have handled this absolutely properly when it comes to Rick Renteria. Good on them.