The Angels are currently in a 12 game losing streak and manager Joe Maddon is taking the fall. Phil Nevin will take the reins for now.
This is certainly not the outcome the Angels were expecting when they brought Joe Maddon back to the fold. Known for mixing new school sabermetrics with some old school fun and rock’n’roll, Maddon was brought in to inject new life and strategies to a team that has not made the playoffs since 2014.
Letting the long tenured Maddon go mid season is a departure from Angels managerial moves in the past. Perhaps this is another sign of Perry Minasian being given true control of the team.
It is important to note that Maddon was hired the season before Minasian. Now, Perry Minasian will have the opportunity to name his own manager at season’s end. Phil Nevin was brought in by Minasian.
Stay tuned to CtPG as we provide updates on this developing story.