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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) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: angels, billy eppler, joe maddon, managerial search

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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 02, 2019 at 01:05 AM (#5885347)
No, but given the culling over the last few days, it looks like the Angels' hiring process is going to include anyone who is willing to say yes to being interviewed.
   2. Red Voodooin Posted: October 02, 2019 at 01:54 AM (#5885350)
Narrator: It was, in fact, limited to Maddon.
   3. The Duke Posted: October 02, 2019 at 08:05 AM (#5885362)
No.
   4. The Duke Posted: October 02, 2019 at 08:05 AM (#5885363)
No.
   5. salvomania Posted: October 02, 2019 at 09:42 AM (#5885381)
Eppler: Angels’ manager search will not be limited to Maddon


Imagine the excitement, though, if it was: "FOUND HIM!!!"
   6. PreservedFish Posted: October 02, 2019 at 10:07 AM (#5885386)
Do they still need to interview a token minority?
   7. Zonk is not as Outlandish as he could be Posted: October 02, 2019 at 10:38 AM (#5885401)
They are also looking at a guy named Joe M and another fellow named Joseph we don't know much about yet.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: October 02, 2019 at 04:04 PM (#5885553)
Also MadDog is a candidate.

Oh sorry, that's a typo.
   9. Brian C Posted: October 02, 2019 at 04:28 PM (#5885571)
Not to contribute to the rumor mill, but a source tells me that Maddon was recently seen reading "Managing Orange Countians for Dummies."
   10. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: October 02, 2019 at 07:51 PM (#5885631)
Maybe Kim Ng will get an interview.

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