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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) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: September 26, 2019 at 07:56 AM (#5883209)
Maddon seems to have done about all he can do in Chicago. I contend that 2016 was a bone from the baseball gods (coming back from 0-3 versus Cleveland). Cubs fans seem to believe they were promised a dynasty and it hasn't happened that way since the championship.

I'd take it just to watch Mike Trout for 162.
   2. The Duke Posted: September 26, 2019 at 08:05 AM (#5883212)
He should stay a couple more years and then hang it up. He’s 65. If you sign on with another team you are probably thinking about five years. Two years in Chicago and he should be done
   3. Belfry Bob Posted: September 26, 2019 at 08:09 AM (#5883215)
He should stay a couple more years and then hang it up.


You really think it's going to be HIS decision?
   4. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: September 26, 2019 at 08:40 AM (#5883221)
Maddon seems to have done about all he can do in Chicago. I contend that 2016 was a bone from the baseball gods (coming back from 0-3 versus Cleveland)

They were down three games to one, not three games to none.
   5. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: September 26, 2019 at 09:09 AM (#5883227)
@4: I stand corrected.
   6. Zonk Begs Your Pardon, Mr Blago Posted: September 26, 2019 at 09:11 AM (#5883229)
Well, wasn't he always supposed to be Scioscia's successor... eventually.... wasn't he?

   7. jmurph Posted: September 26, 2019 at 09:31 AM (#5883239)
This is possibly the first I'm hearing that Brad Ausmus is the current manager of the Angels.
   8. Moses Taylor, glorified meat shield Posted: September 26, 2019 at 09:55 AM (#5883244)
I've also seen rumors linking him to the Padres and Phillies.

Considering his contract is up, he could leave the Cubs for one of those other teams even if the Cubs tried to keep him.
   9. It's regretful that PASTE was able to get out Posted: September 26, 2019 at 10:08 AM (#5883248)
I'd take it just to watch Mike Trout for 162.


Unfortunately his norm now is around 130.

Maddon is the best (or, at least, most reputable) manager on the market, so naturally he's going to be linked to every team in baseball that just had a disappointing season, except the few whose owners are too cheap to pay half of what he'll cost.
   10. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: September 26, 2019 at 10:17 AM (#5883250)
Considering his contract is up, he could leave the Cubs for one of those other teams even if the Cubs tried to keep him.

I expect that letting him get to lame duck status means he would choose another organization.

Joe did some great things in Chicago. I also believe that change for its own sake can be good and the value of a manager isn't absolute; it's relative for particular players and circumstances.
   11. Padraic Posted: September 26, 2019 at 01:01 PM (#5883304)
Phillies would be a good fit. He's from the (general) area, Kapler is likely on the way out, Middleton (owner) always likes to make a splash, and he's enough of a stat guy to listen to Klentak's demands.
   12. Cris E Posted: September 26, 2019 at 04:52 PM (#5883430)
This is possibly the first I'm hearing that Brad Ausmus is the current manager of the Angels.

Yeah, seconded.

Also, aren't the Angels a pretty old-school organization? How well do you think the original new age players' manager would fit into a place like that? His only jobs have been with a couple pretty enlightened and flexible orgs, Tampa and Theo's Cubs.
   13. Moses Taylor, glorified meat shield Posted: September 26, 2019 at 05:41 PM (#5883441)
Maddon was part of the Angels org from 1975-2005, going from a minor league player into scouting/coaching, before he was manager in Tampa.

In 1979, after spending four seasons trying to make it as a catcher in the Angels organization, Maddon decided to give up his playing career and become a coach.[7] He started as a scout and would continue on to such positions as manager in the Angels farm system and Minor League roving hitting instructor.[8]

As a minor league manager, he had a 279–339 record in six seasons.[3] He managed in the minors from 1981 to 1986, each team having a losing record. His stops included managing the Idaho Falls Angels of the Rookie League (1981);the Class A Salem Angels (1982-1983); Class A Peoria Chiefs (1984) and the Class AA Midland Angels (1985-1986). After serving as Minor League roving instructor from 1987 to 1993, Maddon was promoted to the big league club as a coach.[9][10]

Maddon served as a Major League coach for the Angels from 1994 to 2005. He held such positions as first base coach, bench coach, and interim manager on three occasions following the departures of John McNamara in 1996, the suspension of Terry Collins in 1998, and Collins' eventual departure in 1999. He finished with a combined record of 27 wins and 24 losses as interim manager.[11] He also served under Marcel Lachemann from 1993 to 1994. While he served as bench coach under McNamara and Collins, he rotated positions often. He finally found stability when the Angels hired Mike Scioscia in 1999. He served as Scioscia's bench coach from 2000 to 2005, winning a World Series ring in 2002. By the time Maddon left Anaheim, he had spent 31 years overall with the Angels organization.[12]
   14. Zonk Begs Your Pardon, Mr Blago Posted: September 26, 2019 at 07:24 PM (#5883465)
The flaw in the Angels succession plan was always that Maddonis like 7 years older than Scioscia.
   15. Zonk Begs Your Pardon, Mr Blago Posted: September 26, 2019 at 07:27 PM (#5883466)
Whatever. I’m done fighting with autocorrect.
   16. SoSH U at work Posted: September 26, 2019 at 08:09 PM (#5883478)
Whatever. I’m done fighting with autocorrect.


If someone can eclipse Ausmus on the managerial hotness scale, I bet it's Maddonis.

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