The Chicago Cubs have a big decision to make when it comes to the future of manager Joe Maddon, but according to a new report, one team would definitely be interested in his services if he ends up departing the Windy City.
According to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, the Los Angeles Angels would be willing to jettison manager Brad Ausmus and bring on Maddon as their new skipper if the Cubs end up deciding to part ways with the 2015 National League Manager of the Year.
“According to major-league sources, the Angels would consider moving on from Brad Ausmus and bringing back Maddon,” Rosenthal reported.
Maddon’s connections to the Angels’ organization run deep. He spent over 30 years in the organization in a variety of roles, and served as a coach with the big league roster when they won the World Series in 2002.
Maddon’s name could also come up for several other jobs, as the Giants and Padres are both already searching for new managers and the Phillies could also be on the lookout for a skipper that could get them back into postseason contention.
The Cubs opted not to re-sign Maddon to a new extension before the 2019 season, meaning that he will be a free agent at season’s end. The team has not made a definitive decision on whether they will retain Maddon or let him sign elsewhere, but that decision could happen as soon as the regular season concludes.