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Joe Maddon Reportedly Agrees to 3-Year Deal to Become Angels' Next Manager

ST LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 29: Manager Joe Maddon #70 of the Chicago Cubs looks on from the dugout at Busch Stadium prior to playing the St. Louis Cardinals in what is the final game of his career with the Cubs on September 29, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Chicago Cubs v St Louis Cardinals | Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

He's back to where it all began for him.

Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs agreed to part ways this offseason after one of the most successful runs in franchise history, leaving arguably the most coveted manager on the market.

The Los Angeles Angels, a long speculated destination, are reportedly about to be the beneficiaries of this move. Maddon is likely headed to LA.

And we have contract details!

This comes as no surprise considering the Angels swiftly fired Brad Ausmus after just one season, further indicating the team was looking to make a splash with so many more qualified managers available.

Maddon's managerial career began with the Angels back in 1996. After rising through the ranks as a manager in the minors, he was hired by the big league staff in 1994 and compiled a 27-24 record as an interim manager in 1996 and 1999. He filled in when John McNamara and Terry Collins left the team.

While Maddon will undoubtedly give the Angels a better direction, it's on the front office to add some pitching or else they'll continue to be a below .500 team even with the best baseball player on the planet.