Since coming to Chicago in 2015, Joe Maddon has done nothing but deliver for the Cubbies.
He made it as far as the NLCS in 2015 and then led the Cubs back to the promised land in 2016, ending the 108-year World Series drought that plagued the franchise and its fanbase.
But that World Series win did more than just vault Maddon into the halls of baseball glory. The epic championship comeback also fattened his wallet quite a bit.
sources: unknown escalator clause for world series raised maddon's salary https://t.co/tImHPk8fuq— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 9, 2017
Thanks to an incentive clause in his contract that was contingent on winning the World Series, Maddon's contract will increase by $3 million over the last three years of his deal in Chicago.
Joe Maddon got an automatic bump in pay from World Series win that will equal $3 million. https://t.co/1P055golNp— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 9, 2017