Most of the players in Cubs camp have said they feel as if the 2016 season is just a continuation of last year, when the team won 97 games and reached the National League Championship Series.
"I like that a lot," Maddon said of that attitude. "We picked up where we left off. What they mean is the tightness of the group and the feeling among the group and the fact that we can win, and we are winners."
For more of Maddon's thoughts on this year's team, watch the video above.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.