Joe Maddon quickly found a new home. The former Cubs manager has agreed to be the next manager of the Angels, the team announced Wednesday.
OFFICIAL: The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to terms with manager Joe Maddon. pic.twitter.com/PKZHBaljl8— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) October 16, 2019
ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reported Wednesday that Maddon's contract with the Angels is a three-year deal worth between $12-15 million.
Maddon, a three-time Manager of the Year, seemed like he could never leave Chicago after leading the Cubs to their first World Series title in 2016, breaking a 108-year drought. But the Cubs did not renew Maddon's contract at the end of September after they failed to make the playoffs.
Speculation quickly arose that Maddon could be a possible replacement for the retiring Bruce Bochy as the Giants' next manager. But as soon as those rumors swirled, it became clear he had his eyes on Mike Trout and the Halos.
This isn't Maddon's first time with the Angels, either. He spent four seasons in the minors with the organization as a catcher and began his coaching career with them in 1979. He joined the Angels' major league staff in 1994 and was twice the team's interim manager.
Going back to where it all started! Excited for the next chapter!! pic.twitter.com/DT2W3tYAUP— Sarah Maddon (@SarahMaddon) October 16, 2019
Maddon has a career regular-season record of 1,252-1,068 as a manager between the Angels, Rays and Cubs. He also has gone 32-35 in the playoffs.
This crosses one big name off the market among potential candidates for the Giants, as president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and the rest of the front office continues their search for a new manager in San Francisco.