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Angels Set to Interview Joe Maddon, Reports Say

The Angels are believed to be Maddon's preferred destination

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Theo Epstein Praises Joe Maddon's Cubs Tenure

     Cubs President of Baseball Ops Theo Epstein was effusive in his praise of Joe Maddon, calling him a "Hall of Fame" manager. 

    (Published Monday, Sept. 30, 2019)

    Once the Los Angeles Angels fired manager Brad Ausmus, it sure seemed as though former Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon would be the logical choice to replace him, and the team is reportedly moving in that direction.

    According to ESPN’s Buster Olney and The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Angels are expected to interview Maddon in the coming days, and they are his number one choice as his next landing spot.

    Maddon, who was let go by the Cubs after five seasons with the team, coached with the Angels for three decades, including several stints as their interim manager and a wildly successful run as their bench coach. Maddon was on the coaching staff for the club when they won the 2002 World Series, and interviewed for several big league openings before being hired by the Tampa Bay Rays prior to the 2006 season.

    The Angels have been looking for the right manager to turn things around since Mike Scioscia left the club following the 2018 season. Ausmus lasted just one year at the helm, going 72-90 and missing the playoffs for the fifth straight season.

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