Angeles fire manager Brad Ausmus after 2019 season
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Los Angeles Angels have fired manager Brad Ausmus. He lasted just one season as the team’s manager.
The Angels may have made this move as Joe Maddon became available on Sunday. He spent the last five seasons with the Chicago Cubs, before stepping down.
Ausmus had a 72-90 record in his first and only campaign with the team. He is the first manager fired at the conclusion of the MLB season.
Bruce Bouchy and Ned Yost retired from their respective teams with the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. The San Diego Padres are also looking for a new manager in 2020.
The Angels were fourth in the American League West with their 72 wins. The only team, which had a worse record, was the Seattle Mariners, as they had a 68-94 record.
Los Angeles has the best player in the league in Mike Trout. However, they have only made the playoffs once in his nine-year career in 2014 when they were swept out of the LDS by the Kansas City Royals.
As a manager, this was Ausmus’ second-worst record as a manager. His worse was a 64-98 record with the Detroit Tigers, which was during his final year as the team’s manager in 2017.
In five years, he is 386-422 as a manager in 808 games. He has a 47% win percentage.
Ausmus has only played the postseason once as a manager in 2014 with the Tigers, before being swept by the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 in the AL Division Series.