Angels Fire Manager Joe Madonna

Joe Madonna has become the latest manager of the Angels, who failed to fulfill the vision of team owner Arte Moreno with Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtan and was released on Tuesday afternoon.

The move comes amid a 12-game losing streak. The Angels broke a 24-14 record on May 16 when they finished first in the American League Western Division with the Houston Astro, 27-29 and losing 8.5 games on Tuesday evening. Play with Boston. With a 1-0 loss to the Red Sox on Monday night, Los Angeles coincided with the longest one-season losing streak in the club’s history, beginning in 1988.

The club has announced that Phil Nevin, the team’s third base coach, will take over the reins.

Madonna, who has been close to Moreno since serving as then-manager Mike Shiosia at coaching staff when Moreno acquired the team in 2003, was at the top of the world as the winning manager of the Chicago Cubes World Series just six years ago. He joined Anaheim after moving away from Cuba after the 2019 season. The Angels released Brad Ausmus, who had only been on the team for one year, to defend Madonna.

After the 2020 season, in which Los Angeles finished 26-34, the Angels fired General Manager Billy Eppler and replaced him with Perry Minassian. This put the new general manager in an awkward position at times, that along with the job, the manager also inherited. As Minasyan struggled to recover – the Angels did not advance to the playoffs after 2014 – Eppler moved to Metz, where he leads the best team in the National League.

Everything seems to have gone wrong for the Angels in a recent losing streak, starting with a trout enduring a 0-26 drop, with third baseman Anthony Rendon hitting the injured list – ending again – the team pitching staff being extremely inconsistent. Minassian has been trying to improve his team’s pitch last season, signing free agent starters Noah Sindergard and Michael Lorenzen and spending $ 93 million on Bulpen’s renewal. These steps included re-signing with Rafael Iglesias and adding free agents Aaron Loop, Ryan Tepera and Archie Bradley.

Despite these moves, the Bullpen of Angels was 15th in the American League through Monday 4.30pm.

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