After his team collapsed down the stretch and missed the playoffs, Joe Maddon's tenure with the Chicago Cubs looks like it will end.
Maddon engineered the most successful five-year run for the franchise since the early 1900s, reaching the postseason four times and finally snapping the curse by winning the 2016 World Series. He also led the Cubs to the NLCS in 2015 and 2017.
However, the team's performance has slipped, and Maddon will be managing elsewhere next season. USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale has named three possible landing spots for the 65-year-old skipper.
All three are in the National League: the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres.
San Diego has already fired manager Andy Green, while the Mets and Phillies have yet to make a decision on Mickey Callaway and Gabe Kapler. Both men stewarded their teams to the cusp of the postseason but came up short.
Maddon owns a career managerial record of 1209-1027 with the Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays and California/Anaheim Angels. His competence is proven, and he'll be the type of hire that a fan base is excited about.
Time will tell which fan base it will be.