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MLB Insider Provides Huge Update on Angels Managerial Search

We could see a resolution here soon.

As the Los Angeles Angels offseason starts, they have a clear objection to handle first. That would be signing a manager to take over their team after they fired Phil Nevin following another poor season.

The Halos will be on their fifth manager since 2018, so the turnover isn’t great for the organization. However, the team believes that by taking their time in the decision, they will find the right person for the job.

There has been a ton of buzz surrounding former New York Mets manager Buck Showalter, and it seems that it was warranted. MLB insider Jon Heyman of The New York Post provided an update on the Halos managerial search and said that Showalter is in the thick of things for the position.

“Buck Showalter is squarely in the mix for the Angels’ managing job. He finished second to Joe Maddon a few years back, and may be a favorite this time. If Showalter gets the Angels’ job it’ll be his record-tying sixth managing job. Jimmy Dykes managed six teams, while Joe Torre, Billy Martin, Davey Johnson and Lou Piniella are among many who managed five.”

Per Jon Heyman of The NY Post

It has been reported that owner Arte Moreno wants to field a winning team next season, so hiring a veteran manager like Showalter makes sense. He could provide them with a veteran voice and is someone who has seen it all throughout his time in the big leagues.

It isn’t a sure bet that Showalter will be hired, and the team is still looking at other candidates as well. Heyman also provided some names to keep an eye on.

"Angels coach Benji Gil is a likely candidate, and former Angels stars Torii Hunter, Darin Erstad and Tim Salmon, plus Dodgers coach Dino Ebel may be considered."

Per Jon Heyman of The NY Post

No matter who the Angels hire, they will be taking over a team that hasn't seen much success in recent years. This franchise hasn't made the postseason since 2014, and it could be another long few years if they don't make the correct hire this winter.