Latest Joe Maddon News

LEADING OFF: Nats a win from 1st World Series, Cole vs Yanks

Oct. 15, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: CAPITAL GAINS Patrick Corbin can pitch the Nationals to their first pennant when Washington goes for a four-game sweep of slumping St. Louis in the NL Championship Series. The $140 million lefty starts at home against Cardinals rookie Dakota Hudson. Washington...

Chicago Cubs to interview Kapler, Espada for manager's job

Oct. 14, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs say they plan to interview former Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler and Houston bench coach Joe Espada this week about their managerial opening. The Astros have an off day Monday ahead of Game 3 in the ALCS in New York on Tuesday. Kapler was fired last week after going...

LEADING OFF: Nats, Cards open NLCS, Yanks-Astros set in ALCS

Oct. 11, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: WELCOME TO THE NLCS The Washington Nationals play in the NL Championship Series for the first time, taking on St. Louis at Busch Stadium. Aníbal Sánchez starts for the Nats against Miles Mikolas. Both teams won a deciding Game 5 on the road in the NL...

Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler in hyped season gone wrong

Oct. 10, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. Kapler went 161-163 in two years, his team unable to deliver following its offseason...

AP source: Joe Maddon to interview for Angels' manager job

Oct. 6, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon will interview for the Los Angeles Angels' managerial vacancy this week, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press, The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the Angels aren't publicizing their search. ESPN first reported the interview....

Morton, Rays try to prevent the Astros from sweeping ALDS

Oct. 6, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton hopes to start the Tampa Bay Rays' comeback in the AL Division Series against the Astros, two years after pitching Houston to its first championship. "We've leaned on him so heavily, and he's kind of risen to every challenge, every task we ask," manager Kevin Cash...

LEADING OFF: Cole vs Snell, Twins rookie already has a ring

Oct. 4, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: COLE'S ROLL Gerrit Cole led the big leagues with 326 strikeouts, topped the AL with a 2.50 ERA and went 20-5, one win behind Astros teammate Justin Verlander for most in the majors. He also was 16-0 in his final 22 starts. Cole starts Game 2 of the AL...

Cubs plan to interview David Ross, Joe Girardi next week

Oct. 4, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Cubs catchers Joe Girardi and David Ross will speak with the team next week about its managerial opening. The team also plans to interview first base coach Will Venable next week. Bench coach Mark Loretta interviewed for the job Thursday. The Cubs are searching for a successor...

Cubs coaches Loretta, Venable being considered for manager

Oct. 1, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs coaches Mark Loretta and Will Venable are being considered for the team's managerial opening. Loretta and Venable join David Ross as the club's only internal candidates to replace Joe Maddon, whose contract expired after the Cubs missed the playoffs this year for the first time since...

Eppler: Angels' manager search will not be limited to Maddon

Oct. 1, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — General manager Billy Eppler said the Los Angeles Angels' abrupt firing of manager Brad Ausmus wasn't all about Joe Maddon. In his first comments on the move made after the club finished its worst season since 1999, Eppler flatly denied the Angels already know who will be their...