Madden To The Mets, Showalter To The Angels? Old Directors Are Moving
Joe Madden and Buck Showalter , two veteran coaches, still want to remain on the field. Connected teams are interesting.
‘USA Today’ reported on the 8th local time, reporting on rumors related to the appointment of a major league manager and introducing the trends of the two managers.
Madden, who was fired as manager of the LA Angels during the 2022 season, still wants the manager position.
Among them, it is said that he especially covets the position of manager of the New York Mets. USA Today reported that Madden has been expressing to his friends that he wants to become the Mets manager.
The media explained that he was hoping to get at least an opportunity for an interview.
Madden is a veteran with 1,382 wins and 1,216 losses over 19 seasons in the major leagues. He led the team to the World Series twice and helped the Chicago Cubs win the World Series in 2016.
SNY, a local media outlet in New York, reported this news and said that it remains questionable whether Madden is suitable for the position of Mets manager.
Madden previously revealed in his book ‘The Book of Joe’ that he had a conflict with general manager Perry Minassian during his time as Angels manager. Managers who have conflicts with the front office have not been welcomed in the major leagues recently.
New Mets President David Stearns also cited the ability to collaborate with the front office as a condition for a new manager.
Meanwhile, Showalter, who left the Mets after this season, is being linked to the Angels, where Madden left.
USA Today introduced the secret story, saying that when Billy Eppler was general manager of the Angels, Showalter was selected as the top candidate for manager, but owner Arte Moreno chose Madden.
He then added that Minassian, the current Angels general manager, was considered as a candidate for the Angels manager, saying he had experience working with Showalter at the Texas Rangers club.
Showalter recorded 1,727 wins and 1,665 losses over 22 seasons in the major leagues. He was named Coach of the Year four times.
The Angels fired Phil Nevin, who succeeded Madden as manager last year, after this season.