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The value of Joe Maddon's managing
The value of Joe Maddon's managing

You could make the case Bruce Bochy is a better manager than Joe Maddon after Bochy’s Giants just won their third World Series in five years. That’s the object of the exercise. That’s a Hall-of-Fame accomplishment. Checkmate. You also could argue for tapping the brakes on Maddon’s potential effect on the Cubs when the guy in the other Series dugout is Ned Yost, who does everything that makes the math guys spit decimal points. And if you want to diminish the worth of a manager totally, then just point to Wednesday, when the Cubs outrighted third baseman and former first-round draft pick Josh Vitters to, I don’t know, oblivion, while a player drafted seven...

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