Latest Joe Maddon News

Angels finalize new manager Maddon's coaching staff for 2020

Nov. 6, 2019 6:43 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have finalized new manager Joe Maddon's coaching staff for the 2020 season, including the retention of hitting coach Jeremy Reed and the hiring of new pitching coach Mickey Callaway. The Angels announced the full staff Wednesday. Brian Butterfield will be the...

Mets hire Carlos Beltrán as manager

Nov. 1, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán, two years removed from his playing career and with no managerial experience, has been picked by the New York Mets to replace Mickey Callaway. Beltrán received a three-year contract that includes a club option for 2023. The Mets announced the move Friday. A...

What to expect from Mad Max? World Series goes to Game 7

Oct. 30, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — This is Max Scherzer's shot. Hurting so much over the weekend that it seemed his season might be over, Mad Max instead gets the ball for a final time — in Game 7 of the World Series. "That's what you live for," the Washington Nationals ace said. Baseball fans, same thing. A matchup...

What to expect from Mad Max? World Series goes to Game 7

Oct. 30, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Max Scherzer, this is your moment. And baseball fans, this is what you hoped for. A World Series mostly devoid of drama suddenly involves the two most compelling words in sports: Game 7. Mad Max, in so much pain over the weekend he could hardly move, starting for the Washington Nationals....

Ross, Cubs eyeing return to playoffs, another title run

Oct. 28, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — David Ross slipped on his old No. 3 jersey, as if it was 2016 all over again, though he and the Cubs insisted this is not about the past. It's a step toward a future they hope includes a return to the postseason and more World Series championships. The Cubs introduced Ross as their 55th...

AP Source: Ex-Mets manager Callaway joining Angels

Oct. 27, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway will be the Los Angeles Angels' next pitching coach, a person familiar with the decision said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the Angels haven't announced the hiring. The person also said veteran coach John...

Siakam, Anunoby lead Raptors over Bulls 108-84

Oct. 27, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Pascal Siakam is trying to adjust to the attention opponents are giving him now that Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green are no longer around in Toronto. The fourth-year power forward is certainly providing offense. He just needs to cut back on the turnovers. Siakam scored 19 points, OG Anunoby...

Maddon's plan for Angels blends analytics, fundamentals

Oct. 24, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon was a part of the Los Angeles Angels organization during most of its glory days, including that lone World Series championship in 2002. With many of his past players and future ones in the crowd Thursday, Maddon outlined his vision for trying to bring the Angels back into...

Chicago Cubs hire David Ross to replace Maddon as manager

Oct. 24, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs thought they needed a new voice in the dugout. They are banking on good ol' "Grandpa Rossy" to give them a spark. The Cubs hired David Ross to replace Joe Maddon as their manager Thursday, hoping the former catcher can help them get back to the playoffs after missing out for...

Phillies hire Joe Girardi as manager

Oct. 24, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies got their man. Philadelphia hired former Yankees manager Joe Girardi to replace Gabe Kapler on Thursday. Girardi will be introduced at a news conference Monday. "I'm excited for this next chapter of my career," Girardi said in a statement. "The Phillies have a strong...