Less than six hours after the LA Angels season ended, reports started flowing in regarding the future between Brad Ausmus and the club.
After a 72-90 season, it’s obvious there are problems with the LA Angels. What’s worth questioning, however, is who that blame falls on. Injuries, Tyler Skaggs’ tragic death, and numerous other factors derailed the Angels season.
And throughout all of that, Brad Ausmus did exactly what a manager was supposed to do. He went through the worst season a manager could possibly go through, and in my own opinion, it would be crazy for the Angels to move on.
The name everyone knows is Joe Maddon. The Angels were linked to their old friend earlier this week, and Maddon has since been relieved of his duties with the Chicago Cubs. The only step left to take is for the Angels to fire Ausmus. However, moving on from Ausmus only to replace him with Maddon would be a move they look back on and regret.
Earlier in the week, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported the Angels may be moving on. Then the LA Times Maria Torres refuted that claim, answering in a mailbag article that Ausmus would be the manager in 2020.
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Then, Sunday night, more reports came out from multiple sources.
ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that the Angels are taking every level of their organization into consideration as they move towards the offseason…and that includes Brad Ausmus. Olney pointed out that one source he spoke with believes it is more likely than not that Ausmus tenure with the Angels will be cut short.
There won’t be any speculation in this article about who might be the Angels target if they do move on from Ausmus. Other than Maddon, no names have been linked to the Angels yet.
The Angels have a press conference scheduled for noon tomorrow. That would be when we find out whether or not Brad Ausmus will be the manager of the Angels for the 2020 season.
Until then, we wait.