Angels release Joe Madon: A manager out with the team in the midst of a 12-game losing streak

Steeped in the longest losing streak in a single season in franchise history, Los Angeles Angels Had a change of manager on Tuesday afternoon. The team announced that Joe Madon has been relieved of his duties, and third base coach Phil Nevin will take over as interim manager. It is not clear if the administrative search will begin immediately, or wait until the end of the season.

Madonne’s release comes on the heels of the Angels’ 12th consecutive loss on Monday night, a 1-0 defeat to Boston Red Sox at home. This is tied for the longest losing streak in a single season in franchise history and the second longest losing streak overall, behind the 13-game losing streak that spanned the last 12 games in 1988 and the first game in 1989. It is after.

Angels 6-18 since the beginning of 21-11, And FanGraphs puts the odds of postseason at 29.9 percent. It was 81.4 percent as of May 15. The Hallos were 1 1/2 games behind sixth and last in the MLS, despite having two teams ahead of them in the standings and three teams in 1 1/2 games. they.

Signed ahead of the 2020 pandemic, Maddon went 130-148 (.467) in parts of three seasons in what was technically his third stint as an Angels manager. He managed the team briefly on a temporary basis in 1996 (8-14) and 1999 (19-10). Madonne played for the Angels Ranch system before beginning his coaching career with the organization in the 1980s, gradually climbing the ladder.

Madonne is the second coach sacked this season and the second manager sacked last week Philadelphia Phillies fired Joe Girardi last Friday. In their first streak under interim manager Rob Thompson, the Phyllis family swept the Madonne Angels this past weekend. Girardi and Madon are the first managers to be fired mid-season since St. Louis Cardinals Mike Matheny launched in July 2018.

The Angels haven’t made postseason in two full seasons under Madon and the team has made postseason only once in 10 full seasons for Mike Trout. That was a three-game sweep by Kansas City Royals In 2014 ALDS. The Angels haven’t won a post-season tour (or even a post-season game) since 2009.

Nevin, 51, was in his first season as head coach of the Angels after spending the previous four seasons with New York Yankees in the same role. This is his first management job in MLB, although he has extensive management experience at the Triple-A level, and has interviewed for several management positions in the major leagues in recent years.

Madonne, 68, was on the last guaranteed year of his contract, which included an option for the club for 2023.

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