​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.

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.

That makes Maddon's annual salary increase from $5 million to $6 million over the last three years of his original five-year contract, according to FanRag Sports Network.


The increase also ties Maddon as the highest-paid manager in baseball with Giants manager Bruce Bochy and Angels manager Mike Scioscia.


It's certainly a nice chunk of change, but every penny is deserved after Maddon helped deliver a storybook ending to Cubs fans everywhere. But here's the catch, there's an underlying expectation with this raise that the Cubs skipper will have to deliver again. 


Time to get back to work Joe!