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There's Now 1 Clear Landing Spot For Manager Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon in the Cubs dugout.

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 15: Joe Maddon of the Chicago Cubs looks on during practice before the start of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on April 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. All players are wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) Local CaptionJoe Maddon

With Joe Maddon out as the Cubs manager, rumors have been swirling regarding which team he'll manage next. Plenty of teams would love to have Maddon, but he's looking for the best fit. It appears a front runner has emerged.

The Los Angeles Angels fired manager Brad Ausmus on Monday afternoon. In his first and only season, Ausmus went a disappointing 72-90. It was expected to be a much better year in Anaheim.

For a team needing a resurgence, Maddon seems like the perfect fit. The former Cubs manager spent 30 years with the Angels organization from 1975-2005. He held various positions within the organization. When Los Angeles hired Mike Scioscia in 2000, Maddon was hired as the team's bench coach.

The Angels won the 2002 world series. In 2006, the Tamp Bay Rays (then named the Devils) hired Maddon as their manager.

Could a Maddon-Angels reunion be in the works? It certainly seems like a perfect fit.

"Not blaming Ausmus for Halos disastrous season, Bobby Cox, Joe Torre or Tony La Russa couldn’t have done much better with all the injuries and that pitching staff but if you have a chance to get Joe Maddon, you have to do whatever it takes," one Angels fan said on Twitter.

"Maddon didn’t make sense for the Cubs anymore. He makes a ton of sense for the Angels," said another fan.

Both may be right. Stay tuned for any further updates.