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Cubs ax Renteria to clear way for Maddon
Joe Maddon
The Cubs announced Rick Renteria's firing in a press release that
included the club's acknowledgement of its intentions to hire Joe Maddon.
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs will officially make Joe Maddon their new manager on Monday and got rid of their current one on Friday, with the team dismissing Rick Renteria after just one season.

The Cubs announced Renteria's firing in a press release that included the club's acknowledgement of its intentions to hire Maddon, who became available after opting out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays last week.

Shortly after the release was issued, the Cubs confirmed that Maddon has agreed to become the team's new manager and will be formally introduced during a press conference scheduled for Monday.  Full Story

Giants ride one-man wrecking crew to a title
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco Giants got a combined nine outs from their starting pitchers in Games 6 and 7. Yet here they are celebrating a third World Series title in five years.

How is that even possible?

Well, had I not seen it with my own eyes, I would not have believed it.

San Francisco lefty Madison Bumgarner put forth a postseason performance we may never see again.  Full Story

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