I can see Phillies. Angles just signed ASSmus but "only" to a 3-year deal so they could get rid of him but as cheap as Arte is - doubt it. IF they fire ASSmus and bring in Maddon it would require about a 5-year $25M deal and just don't see Arte doing it
I think it's too soon to judge. 40 games left, they could just as easily turn it around and distance themselves from the NL Central if they can win it. One and done in the wildcard or falling short of the postseason and Maddon's fate goes inevitable.
Theo / hoyer have been bad and unlucky for the cubs owner. . Heyward was missing on offense his first couple of years. Darvish has not pitched well until the last month. Quntana has not pitched well since he got to the cubs. Russell turns into a head case. Swarber has not turned out since he broke his leg in 2016. I cannot blame this on maddon. Theo & hoyer have the pen & paper .
I think it definitely applies in the NFL as well. At some point, the players tune out the coach. We see this with the old school disciplinarians in football. MLB doesn't really have any of those anymore.
As great as MILK is - even it has an expiration date because even it goes bad. Look at Mikey and the Angels to see what happens when you stay too long. Like most I expect him elsewhere next season......and probably for the betterment of all