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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Angels To Hire Joe Maddon

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 16, 2019 at 01:13 PM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, joe maddon

Monday, October 07, 2019

Joe Maddon, Angels Expected to Agree on Contract Shortly After Interview | BR

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 07, 2019 at 09:57 PM | 29 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, joe maddon

AP source: Joe Maddon to interview for Angels’ manager job

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon will interview for the Los Angeles Angels’ managerial vacancy this week, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press,

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the Angels aren’t publicizing their search. ESPN first reported the interview.

Maddon is considered the prohibitive front-runner to replace Brad Ausmus, who was fired after one season in charge. The Angels finished 72-90, their worst record since 1999.

Maddon spent 31 years employed by the Angels as a player and a coach throughout the organization. He was Mike Scioscia’s bench coach with the 2002 World Series champions before leaving for managerial jobs in Tampa Bay and Chicago, where he won the World Series in 2016. He was let go by Chicago on the final day of the regular season.

This week, on As The Maddon Turns.....

 

QLE Posted: October 07, 2019 at 12:00 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, joe maddon, managerial search

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Eppler: Angels’ manager search will not be limited to Maddon

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — General manager Billy Eppler said the Los Angeles Angels’ abrupt firing of manager Brad Ausmus wasn’t all about Joe Maddon.

In his first comments on the move made after the club finished its worst season since 1999, Eppler flatly denied the Angels already know who will be their second new manager in two seasons.

The availability of Maddon, the longtime Angels employee who wrapped up his World Series-winning tenure with the Chicago Cubs last weekend, wasn’t a factor in the Angels’ move, according to Eppler.

“We have a hiring process to go through, so I think it’s premature to say anything contrary to that,” Eppler said. “We’re going to collect names this afternoon, and particularly plan on sitting down with a number of candidates. I would not handicap it any other way at this moment in time.”

So, do we believe this?

 

QLE Posted: October 02, 2019 at 12:51 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, billy eppler, joe maddon, managerial search

Monday, September 30, 2019

Brad Ausmus out after 1 season with Los Angeles Angels | ESPN

With Ausmus’ dismissal, there will be immediate speculation that his replacement will be Joe Maddon, who parted ways with the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. Before his first big league managerial job with the Tampa Bay Rays, Maddon worked for years in the Angels organization, and sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney that owner Arte Moreno has high regard for Maddon.

No secret who the Angels will be chasing.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 30, 2019 at 02:52 PM | 35 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, brad ausmus, joe maddon

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Paul Sullivan on Twitter: “Theo and Joe announce the end.”

Jim Furtado Posted: September 29, 2019 at 01:30 PM | 63 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, joe maddon

Joe Maddon and nine other MLB managers on the hot seat

On Sunday, 20 MLB teams will play their final game of the 2019 season.

By Monday, half of those teams could be looking for a new manager.

That’s how much turnover is possible in the managerial ranks.

Some teams have already made the decision to go in another direction. Others are weighing their options. And others still are rumored to be basing their decisions on who becomes available.

A consideration of managers, just before the merry-go-round could begin moving.


LEADING OFF: NL Central down to last day, Maddon future?

DECISION TIME?

The Cubs could announce whether manager Joe Maddon will be back next season. The 65-year-old skipper was set to meet with team boss Theo Epstein on Saturday night to discuss their future together.

Maddon is in his fifth season with Chicago and guided the Cubs to that most elusive World Series crown in 2016. They lost in NL playoffs the past two years and, at 84-77, missed the postseason this year.

For any thoughts that come up about the last day of the season that wouldn’t fit in Omnichatter.

 

QLE Posted: September 29, 2019 at 12:28 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bruce bochy, joe maddon, miguel rojas, nl central, rangers

Friday, September 27, 2019

Cubs manager Joe Maddon makes it clear he doesn’t care what Brewers fans think of his lineups vs. th

Joe Maddon may or may not be managing his final games with the Chicago Cubs this weekend. Whatever the case, it’s clear that Maddon has no plans to run for office in the state of Wisconsin. That’s because Maddon offered a … shall we say, strongly worded response when asked if he was concerned about Milwaukee Brewers fans criticizing his lineup choices during the Cubs’ forthcoming (and final) series against the St. Louis Cardinals:

“We’re going to put a good team out there but of course they’re going to b——-,” Maddon told reporters, including ESPN’s Jesse Rogers. “Of course they are. I get it. But quite frankly, there are certain things I don’t give a sh—about. And that would be one of them.”

The Cubs, of course, were eliminated from postseason contention earlier this week. They’ve been dealing with a number of injuries to key players anyway, so it figures Maddon will do right by his players and sit Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, and Kris Bryant rather than ask them to play hurt with nothing on the line but pride and memories.

Geez, Chuck McKay didn’t try this hard to be fired…..

 

QLE Posted: September 27, 2019 at 12:01 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: joe maddon, lineups, nl central

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Team Emerges as Potential Joe Maddon Suitor if He Leaves Chicago: Report

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.

My apologies: The original is pay-walled.

So, if you were Maddon, would you take that position?

 

QLE Posted: September 26, 2019 at 12:40 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, joe maddon

Monday, August 12, 2019

Joe Maddon believes he will be with Cubs ‘for a couple more years at least’

Joe Maddon’s contract is up at the end of the year and his future has been an underlying storyline all Cubs season.

Before Sunday’s game at the Reds, Maddon addressed questions from reporters on the topic. He seems to think he will be back, saying optimism is very high on his end.

“I believe we’ll be together for a couple more years at least,” Maddon said in an article in the Chicago Tribune.

The Cubs are currently in first place in the NL Central, but the playoff race is very tight. The Brewers and Cardinals are within striking distance and the NL Wild Card race is littered with several teams.

Of course, this is all dependent on whether or not he stays on Theo Epstein’s good side, as the man he beat to win the World Series can amply testify…

 

QLE Posted: August 12, 2019 at 08:18 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, joe maddon, manager

Monday, May 27, 2019

Fantasy Baseball in Math Class? Maddon Offers Unique Perspective On How MLB Can Grow

You’ve seen the tweets - the ones that take TV ratings from big baseball games and throw them next to a random Warriors game from late March, just to make a point. It’s not a groundbreaking narrative: baseball’s struggle to retain younger fans continues. According to some of the latest Nielsen Ratings research, MLB ranks 2nd among the four major sports when it comes to drawing interest from the 18-24 age group. On the surface, not so bad. And while the “Baseball Is Dying” argument is a heavy-handed one, it’s not hard to see that the NBA is quickly gaining ground - especially among the younger generations.

“The NBA is definitely attracting a younger audience, there’s no question about that,” Joe Maddon said. “The fact that there’s the glitz and the color and the speed—I don’t even know what the allure is, quite frankly. I don’t know. I think the spotlight on it and the way it’s promoted appeals to the younger generation.”

Maddon was quick to defend the length of the game, saying he didn’t think the two were correlated at all. (For what it’s worth, a 2018 study revealed that the average NBA game lasted 2:13, while the current average run time of a MLB game this year is at 3:06.) Instead, Maddon pointed to how the NBA’s stars are marketed.

“I do agree in the sense that I think we could do a better job promoting our players, no question,” he said. “I would not disagree with that. We have so many interesting stories to tell among our groups and I don’t think the fans - the young fans- really get to know that possibly as well as they know NBA players. Even in the NFL, I don’t think you know those players - plus they wear helmets so you can’t see their face. All that stuff matters.”

It’s been a while since we’ve had a thread like this- wonder what directions we’ll go this time….

QLE Posted: May 27, 2019 at 06:59 AM | 50 comment(s)
  Beats: joe maddon, ratings, the future, youth

 

 

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