3 Teams That Should Hire Joe Maddon to Be Their Manager

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 21: Manager Joe Maddon #70 of the Chicago Cubs stands in the dugout  during the game  against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on September 21, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
St Louis Cardinals v Chicago Cubs | Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

Well, it's official, Joe Maddon is no longer the manager of the Chicago Cubs. The man who masterminded the team's improbable comeback from a 3-1 series deficit against the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series is now on the open market after he was fired. There are plenty of teams searching for a new manager, and these three teams should consider making a run at signing him.

3. Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - SEPTEMBER 27: Manager Ned Yost #3 of the Kansas City Royals address the crowd as his family looks on during a ceremony honoring his career in baseball prior to a game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium on September 27, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. Yost will retire as manager following the final game of the season. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Minnesota Twins v Kansas City Royals | Ed Zurga/Getty Images

Ned Yost is calling it quits at the end of the 2019 season, and what a story it would be if the Royals went from one World Series-winning manager to another by signing Maddon. His time in Tampa Bay proves that he knows how to handle a team with a low payroll, and he could definitely help guide the Royals as they continue their rebuilding process.

2. New York Mets

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning of their game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 25, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough in New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Miami Marlins v New York Mets | Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

The Mickey Callaway experiment has failed catastrophically for the Mets. In his two years as manager, he has posted a 162-161 record despite having an incredibly talented roster headlined by Jacob deGrom, who may very well be on his way to winning his second-straight NL Cy Young award. Give Joe Maddon this roster and he could actually mold them into the team that everyone expected them to be.

1. San Diego Padres

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 13: Fernando Tatis Jr. #23 of the San Diego Padres twists as he swings during the  sixth  inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Petco Park August 13, 2019 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Rays v San Diego Padres | Denis Poroy/Getty Images

If the Padres signed Maddon, it could actually put them in a position to be truly competitive in the NL West for the first time in a while. The Padres have a young core headlined by Fernando Tatis Jr. and Chris Paddack, and that's not even mentioning the fact that San Diego has one of the best farm systems in all of baseball. Maddon proved he has a good taste for the strategy of the NL, and if he's given a team like this, it could change the dynamic of the division.