There It Is: Brad Ausmus Fired, Angels Might Already Be Making a Move on Joe Maddon

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There It Is: Brad Ausmus Fired, Angels Might Already Be Making a Move on Joe Maddon

Chicago Cubs

As rumored last night, the Los Angeles Angels did indeed fire manager Brad Ausmus today, despite only being in the first year of his contract.

And, with the past ties between Joe Maddon and the organization, and his sudden availability, this is what everyone kinda thought might happen:

And it isn’t just idle speculation, either – it seems like the Angels might be sprinting to make a move:

This could happen quickly, as the Angels may not want to risk waiting until other teams have a chance to woo Maddon. And if this plays out at this pace, you can bet that Maddon is going to be paid HANDSOMELY. This is all basically the same story as when the Cubs fired Rick Renteria to sprint and hire Maddon five years ago.

And, just like the Cubs did, if the Angels land Maddon, with Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani in the fold, you can expect they will push AGGRESSIVELY to compete in 2020.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.