AL West Notes: Angels, Beane, A’s Coaches

A few items of note regarding AL West clubs, as the division's sole postseason representative, the Rangers, take on the Rays in Arlington.

  • Morale in the Angels' front office had waned under former GM Tony Reagins, who resigned Friday, sources tell Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, and the organization's direction seemed vague. Reagins may not have been ready for the job when he took over for former GM Bill Stoneman in 2007, Brown adds.
  • Elsewhere in Brown's piece, he reports that Stoneman, who has served as an advisor to the Angels since stepping down, will be part of the committee that searches for a new GM, but he will not return to the position, nor will Scioscia add that to his managerial duties. So, it seems certain the next GM will come from outside the organization.
  • Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com wonders whether A's GM Billy Beane could assume the GM role with the Angels. There'd be a lot to work through, as Beane is under contract through 2014 and wouldn't want to play second fiddle to Scioscia, but the Halos need another "significant voice," opines Rosenthal.
  • The Athletics will not bring back pitching coach Ron Romanick, hitting coach Gerald Perry and bench coach Joel Skinner in 2012, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Slusser speculates the A's will ask permission to speak to Reds pitching coach Bryan Price and Red Sox pitching coach Curt Young, who is under contract another year and might be a lame duck now that Terry Francona won't be back in Boston.


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16 Comments on "AL West Notes: Angels, Beane, A’s Coaches"


Tired_OF_FakeRumors
3 years 10 months ago

i thought billy bean was a part-owner of the A’S

Pete
3 years 10 months ago

Yeah he owns 3.33% of them. But yeah sure I’m sure he will sell part of a MLB baseball franchise to take a job somewhere…because that’s something that always happens (that never happens).

fxx3605
3 years 10 months ago

reagins may have not been ready to be a gm? you sure about that

John
3 years 10 months ago

No I’m not.

RepOak
3 years 10 months ago

Beane isn’t going anywhere. He is staying in oaktown

3 years 10 months ago

dont know about that. he almost left once and didnt because his daughter lived in so cal. shes in college now but calls so cal home. his girls are young and we all know he wants to win. the angels would give him the means to do it and he would not be playing second fiddle to scioscia. it could happen. and it may not be as long of a shot as some think. just sayin

RepOak
3 years 10 months ago

He did go Boston for one day. Turned down 12.5 mil and went back to oakland. He would have been the highest paid GM in MLB. His daughter goes to college in Ohio, so if he would ever take another GM job it would be the cubs. I personally believe he will wait out until his contract is over in 2014 then make a decision. Him knowing that the stadium decision is near will make his stay or leave

Pete
3 years 10 months ago

HE OWNS THE TEAM.

Do people not understand that OWNING a baseball is a million times more lucrative than any “job” in MLB? It would be financial suicide for Beane to leave the A’s. The only way he’s leaving is if the team gets contracted.

jb226
3 years 10 months ago

Only if it pays dividends, which it probably doesn’t.  Beyond that it is nothing but a resource to sell off later, and its value now isn’t going to be vastly different than its value five years from now — particularly given how little he owns.

I don’t know if he’ll stay or go, but calling it “financial suicide” for selling his stake in the team is quite possibly the stupidest thing I have read this year.

Pete
3 years 10 months ago

You must have read only my post this year then, because selling something as wildly profitable as a stake in a mlb team that turns a profit every year for a gm salary is not a wise or sound financial move. One is always going to make more money than the other.

Or perhaps you are just unaware of what a little bit of hyperbole is.

Either way what a ludicrous thing to say. Grow up.

johnsilver
3 years 10 months ago

Figures. John Farrell takes a managing job in Toronto, the best pitching coach Boston has had in decades, then they manage to heist Curt Young from Oakland, who is not bad, but close and the only member of Francona’s staff they should keep and they might let him go…

FamousGrouse
3 years 10 months ago

How about Oakland Assistant General Manager David Forst for the Angels GM job?

RepOak
3 years 10 months ago

We keep forst and you can have Jonah hill. Deal?

Pete
3 years 10 months ago

Isn’t he the unofficial GM of the A’s right now?

melonis_rex
3 years 10 months ago

The A’s really, really should try to pry Curt Young back. 

Also- I could see Beane trying to fire Scioscia if he ever were to be hired for the Angels’ job (it won’t happen anyway). Since Scioscia was given an extension till almost the end of this decade, its a bad fit. Beane’s got a penchant for passive managers. Scioscia is anything but.

MCMLXXVII
3 years 10 months ago

You missed the point with his comment. He wants the angels to fail.

(and so do i)