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Joe Maddon fired by Angels: The midfielder of the 12-game losing streak, says he was shocked by the decision

Being the longest lost in the franchise history, the Los Angeles Angels resigned managers Tuesday afternoon. The club announced the dismissal of Joe Maddon, and a third coach, Phil Nevin, has been appointed permanent manager. Maddon’s shot comes after the Angel’s 12 losses on Monday night, a 1-0 defeat by the Boston Red Sox at home.

This is in line with the long-term loss of one season in franchise history and the second long-term loss, behind 13 games lost in the last 12 games in 1988 and early games in 1989. They were still California Angels back. then.

Angels are 6-18 from 21-11 starting, and FanGraphs set their postseason targets at 29.9 percent. They were 81.4 percent as late as May 15. The Halos are 1 1/2 games behind sixth place with the final of the American League wild card, although there are two ahead of them standing with three teams within 1 1/2 games behind at home. .

The 12-game losing streak has been a loss for Murphy’s Law where everything that can go wrong is shattered. Anthony Rendon and Taylor Ward have come out with injuries, meaning the line is too thin for Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, and the round is back on Earth following a positive April and the first half of May. Bullpen has also hit many heads.

Running is scored in every game

5.06

3.54

4.41 (12th in MLB)

Running allowed for any game

3.59

4.67

4.23 (16th in MLB)

Run the difference

including-47

discount-37

plus-10 (15th in MLB)

The Angels have a record-breaking fee of $ 188.6 million this season, with Trout and Rendon signing a long-term deal with him for big money and Ohtani is expected to be a free agent after next season, the club has nothing to do but push forward and hope to make. running at the postseason location this year. The council’s immediate concern is reflected in Maddon’s decision to replace him.

Employee prior to the 2020 epidemic, Maddon went 130-148 (.467) in the third season which was technically his third season as Angel’s manager. He briefly supervised the group in 1996 (8-14) and 1999 (19-10). Maddon played on Angels Farm before starting his coaching career with the organization in the 1980s, and climbed the ladder slowly.

Maddon is the second manager to be fired this season and the second manager fired last week – the Philadelphia Phillies fired Joe Girardi last Friday. In their first series under the direction of interim manager Rob Thomson, the Phillies swept the Maddon Angels last week. Girardi and Maddon are the first managers to be fired in mid-season since the St. Louis team. Louis Cardinals fired Mike Matheny in July 2018.

Like Phillies and Girardi, the Angels gave Maddon a very heavy but heavy star that was very small. Both teams have obvious construction problems, but, like Girardi, Maddon did not seem to do all he could with the staff he had. His selection of line and bullpen left much to be desired, especially recently, in 12 losing games.

The Angels have not made a postseason under Maddon and the team has made a postseason only once in all 10 Trout seasons. This was a three-game sweep in the hands of the Kansas City Royals in the 2014 ALDS. Angels have not won a postseason (or postseason) round since 2009.

Prior to his return to Angels in 2020, Maddon held senior management positions with the Tampa Bay Rays (2006-2014) and the Chicago Cubs (2015-19). He led the Rays to their first American League record in 2008, and led the Cubs to their first World Series competition in 108 years in 2016.

Maddon spoke with Ken Rosenthal shortly after hearing about his dismissal and said this when asked if he was surprised by the decision:

“A little. Actually, very much. You always rely on the people in charge to read the tea leaves properly. This time, they did not. You did not have to ask me. You can ask any of the players or coaches. They are the ones who really know.

“Perry (Minasian) was in a difficult position. I understand. Let me say it. I would have relied heavily on the opinions of coaches and players.”

Maddon also said he wants to continue to monitor. “Really, I want to drive,” Rosenthal said. “I am awesome.”

As for Nevin, 51, he was in his first season as the third Angels coach after spending the previous four seasons with the New York Yankees in the same division. This is his first MLB management career, despite his managerial skills at Triple-A, and he has interviewed several major league titles in recent years.

Maddon, 68, was in the final year of his contract, which included a selection of clubs in 2023. With a career record of 1,382-1,216 (.532), Maddon is 31st overall in the overall management and 31st in the sport. he succeeded.

The Angels will play their second game in their four home games against the Red Sox Tuesday night.

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