MLB Rumors: Joe Maddon and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are expected to announce that the former Chicago Cubs manager will be the new Angels manager once he interviews this week, according to Scott Miller on Twitter. The Angels fired their manager, Brad Ausmus, after the 2019 season after just one year in the role.
Maddon, who was at the helm when the Cubs broke their World Series drought in 2016, parted ways with the Cubs after a disappointing 2019 campaign, and promptly became one of the hot names in the managerial free agent market. The 65 year old spent a number of years coaching in the Angels organization, including as manager Mike Scioscia’s bench coach when the Angels won the World Series, and was an interim manager for the Angels in both 1996 (when they were still the California Angels) and 1999 (when they were the Anaheim Angels).
Maddon was the manager of the Rays from 2006-14, leaving when he chose to exercise the opt-out provision in his contract when Andrew Friedman left the Rays to join the Los Angeles Dodgers. Maddon managed the Cubs from 2015-19, accumulating a 471-339 record with the Cubbies after going 754-705 with the Rays.