The Mets haven't yet decided whether they'll move on from Mickey Callaway. But if they do, one of the top managerial options might not be a legitimate option for them.
People who know Joe Maddon are assuming he'll go to the Angels, reports SNY's Andy Martino, who adds that there is "not a lot of optimism" Maddon will be available to the Mets.
The 65-year-old Maddon managed the Cubs from 2015-2019, but was not retained after this season. His time there included him helping lead the Cubs to the World Series title in 2016 -- the first time they had won it all since 1908.
When it comes to the Angels and Maddon, Martino noted that Los Angeles "might pay him like managers used to get paid," which is a rarity now that most managers are viewed as an extension of the front office and not valued nearly as highly as they used to be.
Maddon earned $6 million this past season.