Hemorrhaging Halos Axe Maddon

06/08/2022 Hemorrhaging Halos Axe Maddon

By: Jeff Yoder

L.A. Angels Fire Manager Joe Maddon After Historic 12-Game Skid

The Los Angeles Angels were 10 games above .500 and within 1.5 games of 1st place in the AL West just two weeks ago. They haven’t won a game since (0-12), and the result was the dismissal of manager Joe Maddon on Tuesday. Despite the Angels’ dozen-game skid, they’re still second in the division (27-29). Maddon won the World Series with the Cubs in 2016 before moving to L.A. in 2020. In his two-plus seasons with the Halos, he went 157-172 (.477). Third-base coach Phil Nevin will take over as the interim manager to try and right the ship.


Read: Angels Dismiss Maddon After 12-Game Losing Streak


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