After another failed season in which they finished with a 73-89 record, there will be changes for the Los Angeles Angels ahead of the 2024 campaign.
The first one was a foregone conclusion at this point: the team announced that manager Phil Nevin won’t return to lead the team next year.
Nevin wasn’t technically fired: his contract is about to expire and the organization will just find someone else.
More changes could be coming if Shohei Ohtani ends up departing via free agency.
While there is a non-zero chance he returns, the expectation around the league is that he finds another team that gives him a more concrete chance of competing.
As for Nevin, the writing was on the wall after his squad finished with a disappointing 73-89 record.
Fans all over the country made their opinion known via Twitter.
Some of them recognized Nevin’s contributions as a skipper since 2022.
Nevin is a great person and a solid coach. going to miss him. My favorite Halos coach, wish he had a season with full health. He got short end of stick with this season
— Troy Means (@troymeans) October 2, 2023
In reality, regardless of Nevin’s skills as a manager, the problems with the Angels start at the top.
However, it’s logical for the manager to lose his job after such a disappointing season.
I feel bad, but he really just wasn’t cut out for the spot, he’s better off as a secondary coach
— Icy✩Wind (@imIcyWind) October 2, 2023
Fans know that owner Arte Moreno is not exactly among the best in the league, and his inability to take his team to the playoffs since 2014 is proof of that.
How about ARTE? Is his “contract expiring” yet?
— 𝙆𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙨 (@GhostOfSparta1_) October 2, 2023
Fans are already discussing potential candidates for the managerial position in LA, but unless the organization starts to show they aren’t a dysfunctional franchise with no direction, things likely won’t improve regardless of who is in charge of the dugout and clubhouse.NEXT: Shohei Ohtani Dominates A Popular MLB List