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Brad Ausmus' Job With Angels Reportedly in Jeopardy and This Just Screams 'Joe Maddon'

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 03: Manager Brad Ausmus #12 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks from the dugout before the game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 3, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Indians defeated the Angels 7-2.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Angels missed the postseason for the fifth consecutive season, and are mulling changes for the 2020 season.

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, manager Brad Ausmus' job is in jeopardy after just one season in Los Angeles, with leadership leaning towards moving in another direction.

As to when a decision is expected to be made, Mark Feinsand of MLB Network reports it will likely come in the next 24 hours.

According to a report earlier in the week by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Angels would pursue Joe Maddon as their manager if the Chicago Cubs finalized their decision to let him walk. That turned out to be true, as the Cubs announced Maddon will not return as the team's manager in 2020.

Just last winter, the Angels signed Ausmus to a three-year contract, with the expectations of the former Detroit Tigers skipper of bringing them back to the playoffs. That wasn't the case, as the Angels finished with a 72-90 record in his first year. Oh, and those were the most losses the Angels have posted in a season since 1999.

Barring a change of heart from ownership, Brad Ausmus looks to be on his way out in just his first season with the Los Angeles Angels. Maddon spent 31 years in the Angels organization as a player and coach, so...it'd only be fitting to watch him return.