Newest On Angels’ GM Search
The Angels have moved slowly to discover a new basic since firing Billy Eppler on the finish of September, however at the very least a couple of names have emerged for the job, per reviews from Robert Murray, Jon Heyman of MLB Community, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Occasions and Mike Puma of the New York Put up.
Based on the aforementioned group of reporters, Diamondbacks assistant basic managers Jared Porter and Amiel Sawdaye, Athletics assistant Billy Owens and Padres senior advisor Logan White have all interviewed for the job in Anaheim. Giants particular advisor J.P. Ricciardi, as soon as the Blue Jays’ GM, can also be within the working. The Angels additionally contacted Cubs vice chairman of scouting Dan Kantrovitz to gauge his curiosity within the place, however he’s not a candidate. Kantrovitz turned down the Angels’ overtures and can stick with the Cubs in 2021, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reviews.
Whereas each Porter and Sawdaye obtained new contracts with the Diamondbacks simply over a yr in the past, maybe they’re amenable to taking up one other staff’s baseball operations. Owens simply completed his 19th season within the A’s entrance workplace, although he could also be open to a change with govt VP Billy Beane presumably set to pursue different pursuits. After which there’s White, who beforehand labored for the Dodgers however has been with the Padres since earlier than 2015.
In fact, anybody succeeding Eppler will likely be taking up a reasonably interesting state of affairs. The Angels have missed the postseason six occasions in a row, however they’ve the sport’s finest participant, heart fielder Mike Trout, in addition to an important complement in third baseman Anthony Rendon. Infielder David Fletcher, two-way participant Shohei Ohtani, younger outfielder Jo Adell and starters Dylan Bundy and Andrew Heaney are additionally available. Plus, proprietor Arte Moreno has usually been prepared to spend, so the price range shouldn’t be a hindrance for the membership’s subsequent GM.