Former Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has been linked to a couple of different jobs for the 2020 MLB season, though one stands out.
Maddon, who began his coaching career with the Angels, is reportedly interested in returning to the California franchise.
The Athletic is reporting that Maddon will interview for the Angels’ job this upcoming week. Los Angeles is his No. 1 choice.
“Joe Maddon will interview with the Angels early this week and they are his No. 1 choice, sources tell The Athletic. Maddon spent 31 years in Angels’ organization before joining the Rays as manager in 2006,” he reports.
ESPN’s Buster Olney was the first to report of the interview.
Joe Maddon will interview with the #Angels early this week and they are his No. 1 choice, sources tell The Athletic. Maddon spent 31 years in Angels’ organization before joining the Rays as manager in 2006. First to report interview with LAA: @Buster_ESPN.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 6, 2019
The Angels have largely disappointed during the Mike Trout era, though this offseason could change that.
Los Angeles could hire Maddon, a World Series champion manager, and then go out in free agency and make a run at some needed pitching help.
The Angels finished the 2019 season at 72-90.