Joe Maddon better than anyone knows the bench coach role is important as they are the right-hand man of the manager and sometimes even a manager-in-waiting. A bench coach is usually someone the manager can trust.
With this being said there is one very good candidate that probably no one is thinking about that would be perfect for this position on Maddon’s staff for many reason. His name is Jack Howell and he is currently the manager for the Angels Low Single-A club, the Burlington Bees. Howell played for the Angels from 1985 to 1991 when Maddon was coaching.