The Chicago Cubs have hired Joe Maddon to be their next manager, according to Jon Heyman.

https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/527572122642944001

When Maddon left the Rays last week, it was speculated that he could join the Cubs, especially after teams like the Mets and Dodgers were ruled out as possible destinations. The Cubs have been rebuilding under Theo Epstein, and have added some of the best young hitting prospects in the game. They are now adding one of the best managers in the game. The final piece is a need for pitching, and their resources, combined with the low payroll they'll get from the young hitting talent, will give them plenty of money to go after some of the best available pitchers on the market.

In short, none of this is good news for other NL Central teams....

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