The Halos are looking for a new voice in the trenches Nevin (right) went 119-149 in two seasons as Angels manager.
Lapresse The Los Angeles Angels have decided they need another change in the dugout — and the pick could play a role in whether Shohei Ohtani returns to the organization in 2024.
The Angels will hire a new manager before next season, as a franchise on Monday. parted ways with Phil Nevin after less than two full seasons in the dugout.
LA’s 2023 MLB regular season ended in disaster, missing the playoffs again. Many speculated — if not predicted — that failing to secure postseason baseball would cost the Angels Ohtani this winter. No more time for Nevin The Angels named Nevin their third base coach before the 2022 season, and he was promoted to manager when Joe Maddon was fired last June. Los Angeles went 46-60 under Nevin, but the Halls brought him back for 2023 in hopes of making the playoffs for the first time since 2014.
Instead, the Angels won just 17 of their last 55 games after picking up buyers at the trade deadline. They finished 73-89 when both Ohtani and outfielder Mike Trout ended the season injured as Los Angeles struggled mightily on the mound. 14 different pitchers started at least one game for the Angels in 2023, and the team was beaten by 90 runs when it fell short of the mark for the ninth straight year.
A message for Shohei? The Angels are hiring their fourth permanent manager in five years after deciding not to keep Nevin on board. The move could be part of a complicated and far-reaching pitch to keep two-way superstar Ohtani at Angel Stadium — or it could be further proof to Ohtani that the Angels are a volatile organization that can’t accomplish his professional goals.
Shohei Ohtani signed with the Angels before the 2018 season. From that time… 2018 Angels manager Mike Scioscia resigns 2019 Angels Fire Chief Brad Ausmus The year 2022 Angels Fire Chief Joe Maddon The year 2023 Angels decide not to retain manager Phil Nevin Trout previously stated that he would be open to a trade this winter if he is unhappy with the direction the Angels are going. Another managerial change may not sit well with the slugger, and it remains to be seen whether Ohtani, who emptied his locker before the 2023 major league series officially ended on Sunday, affects the promise of a better tomorrow. Anaheim.