The Los Angeles Angels recently parted ways with manager Brad Ausmus after just one season with the club, and rumors have been flying off the handle about the Angels’ vacancy but what about the San Diego Padres? The San Diego Padres recently let their manager Andy Greene go, and have an open vacancy in the manager position. Sources tell Justin Jett of Def Pen Sports that former Angels manager Brad Ausmus is the guy that the Padres are actively looking to bring in.
Source: The Padres current in-house favorite is Brad Ausmus
— Justin Jett (@JustinJett_) October 6, 2019
With plenty of managerial jobs vacant right now and a few prized manager names buzzing most of the rumors, this subtle news could be big for the Padres. The Padres underperformed the organization’s expectations in 2019 and they are looking to bounce back with some front office and manager changes to make sure they get to where they want to be in the 2020 season. The rumblings and rumors were confirmed by two sources, it may not be the fans’ favorite move, but it is what the Padres are currently looking to do.
With the Angels parting ways with Ausmus, they have been trying to get Joe Maddon in for an interview after he spent 31 years with the organization earlier in his career in baseball. The Chicago Cubs have been looking to interview former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi for their vacancy. No one was really tied to Ausmus after his release from the Angels organization, but since then the Padres have stepped into the mix as a new favorite to hire the former Padres catcher who began his career with the organization in 1993, and then returned to the front office before taking a managerial job with the Tigers.