AL West Notes: Angels, DiSarcina, Mariners

Earlier today, we learned that the Angels dismissed assistant GM Ken Forsch and special assistant Gary Sutherland.  This comes after the Halos parted ways with GM Tony Reagins on Friday.  Here are some notes on their GM search and other items out of the American League West..

  • Today's dismissals make the possibility seem unlikely, but if the Angels decide to fill their GM vacancy from within, two candidates stand out above all the rest, writes Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.  Gary DiSarcina, the former shortstop who is a special assistant to the GM, and Tory Hernandez, the team's manager of baseball operations, would have the best crack at the job.  Meanwhile, Oakland assistant GM David Forst and Chicago White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn are believed to be very interested in the position.
  • The Halos are fighting perception that team is run in total by manager Mike Scioscia, tweets Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.  A competing GM remarked to Heyman that "[Scioscia is] the GM" of the club.
  • Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter) echoed similar sentiments, wondering aloud if the Angels will hire an actual GM or another figurehead for the position.
  • The Mariners used this past season as a developmental year for their young players, but GM Jack Zduriencik is open to bringing in key veterans to bolster that group next season, writes Greg Johns of  Of course, Zduriencik expects a major boost from within with a healthy return of Franklin Gutierrez and a stronger year from Justin Smoak.

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6 Comments on "AL West Notes: Angels, DiSarcina, Mariners"

3 years 10 months ago

Isn’t it all speculation? Does anyone really know or told tales of Mike approving or vetoing a trade? I don’t doubt it, I am curious.

3 years 10 months ago

Scioscia wanted Napoli gone.

3 years 10 months ago

Isnt it a fact that the Angels are the only team immune to MLBTR.   Everytime they do something no one sees it coming.  

Steve Kinsella
3 years 10 months ago

Gary DiSarcina was injured in 95 and the Seattle Mariners got Vince Coleman to hit leadoff which led to the Great Angels Collapse of 1995. I bet he would love an opportunity to lead the Angels back to the playoffs.

3 years 10 months ago

Really?  So there was a figurehead running things when Reagins was in charge?  And Soscia was pretty much the GM when Reagins was the “GM?” 

Does that mean that “Sosh” was said figurehead, and Angels fans are pretty much in for the same kind of thing? 

Unfortunately I think so…

3 years 10 months ago

But if you get Beane you get a GM who wants to be the manager