The manager of the Angels Brad Ausum has only been in the job for a year, but the club would consider firing him from Joe Madden post-season, Ken Rosenthal from The Athletic reports. This will force the Cubes to move forward with Madden, whose contract is in the works, while the Angels will probably have to make a significant offer to the 65-year-old. The first part of this equation seems like a real possibility, but it looks like the second would create a problem. Angels owner Arte Moreno probably doesn't want to pay two managers to Rosenthal, who adds that he is very doubtful that he would be ready to match Madden's current salary of $ 6 million. Remarkably, though, there is a lot of history between Madden and the Angels. He spent 31 years with the organization in various roles before his manager's career began to beam before the 2006 season.
- Recent speculations link longtime Giants CEO Brian Sabine to Marlin, but the 63-year-old said to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that he was not going anywhere. Although Sabean's contract is about to expire, he and the Giants are in talks to back him up for what will be his 28th year with the organization in 2020. "We are in the process of sorting this out, as we speak, "said Sabei. "I am sure that my gigantic career will continue in some form or manner. I'm not interested in looking to go anywhere else. We'll see how it develops over the next month or so. " While Sabian was at the helm of the Giants baseball team during their three World Series wins this decade, he took on a lesser role than the team hired Farhan Zaidi to steer the ship last offseason. Sabine spent much of this season scouting, which is his passion, Schulman notes.
- Diamond ties have closed right-handers Luke Weaver and Zach Galen down for the season, reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Weaver stayed in June, July, August and most of September with a hamstring injury and UCL, but had a successful weekend with two innings last weekend to cut 2019. He and Galen, who got the D-backs in the trade deadline , the figure should reach near the top of the club's rotation in 2020. Colleague right-hander Taijuan Walker can join them if he overcomes hand problems that have essentially held him for two straight seasons. Walker, however, can take the ball for the first and only time of the season at the Arizona Finals on Sunday, Piero Relays.
- Athletics has just been appointed hunter Beau Taylor for a second time this year, but that doesn't mean his days with the organization are over. On the contrary, there is a good likelihood that A will try to rewrite Taylor in the off-season, writes Susan Slaser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Judging by Taylor's beamed reviews that prized young hunter Sean Murphy and manager Bob Melvin offer in a slice of Slider, he clearly has the respect of A.B.A. Sabean Joe Maddon Los Angeles Angels Luke Weaver Notes Oakland Athletics San Francisco Giants Taijuan Walker Zac Gallen