The Angels fired manager Joe Maddon on Tuesday after a 12-game losing streak. Interim manager Joe Nevin was named.
A 12-game skid by the Angels tied a franchise record for a season, dropping them to 27-29 two weeks ago.
...in danger of missing the postseason for the eighth straight year despite an expanded postseason field.
On Monday night, Michael Wacha's 1-0 shutout dropped the Angels 8 1/2 games behind the Houston Astros.
"You always trust the people in charge to read the tea leaves properly," Maddon explained.
...This time, they didn't." "You didn't need to ask me. Ask any of the players or coaches. They are the ones who really know."
"I understand Perry's situation. I would trust the sentiments of the coaches and the players." Three-time Manager of the Year...
...Maddon was in his third season with the organization where he previously spent four decades as a player and coach.
Maddon coached Mike Scioscia's 2002 World Series team before heading to the low-budget Tampa Bay Rays.
The Angels hired Maddon as their manager after he won the World Series for the Chicago Cubs in 2016.
His final guaranteed season in 2022, the Angels finished below .500 in 2020 and 2021.
Since Minasian fired Albert Pujols and Justin Upton, he has fired Maddon. In the offseason, Nevin, 51, was hired as the Angels...
Despite employing the game's best player, the Angels haven't won a postseason game since 2012.
...Mike Trout, and the pressure to play into October has only increased with the appearance of two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani.
A lack of quality pitching and a lack of depth among its 40 players have slowed the team since then.
The Athletic reported Maddon, "We've got guys injured. The bullpen had trouble. And we just stopped hitting."
"It wasn't a lack of camaraderie or leadership. It was just one of those things that happened all at once."