Recent buzz has the Los Angeles Angels eager to find a full-time general manager soon. On Friday, ESPN's Buster Olney reported on Twitter that the club may focus some attention on Billy Eppler, currently the assistant GM of the New York Yankees. Olney even calls Eppler a 'frontrunner' for the Halos' open position:
Eppler's name does come up in a recent roundup of potential GM candidates put together by MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez. As Gonzalez mentions, Eppler and a few other candidates were actually on the team's radar back in 2011 before Jerry Dipoto won the job:
At any rate, it's obvious the Angels have a clear plan to find a new full-time general manager as quickly as possible. Manager Mike Scioscia, meanwhile, doesn't plan to have much of a hands-on role in determining who that GM may be.
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As for Dipoto, his name came up in connection with the Seattle Mariners' GM vacancy on Thusrday, so it's quite evident a lot will be happening in the coming weeks...
(h/t Twitter, MLB.com)