Having parted ways with GM Billy Eppler, the Angels are looking for a new top baseball operations decisionmaker. Club president John Carpino discussed the situation with reporters including MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger.
While it could be tempting to move quickly, before other teams consider front office changes, the Halos intend to take things slowly. Carpino indicates that the organization doesn’t have much of a timeframe at all, saying only that it would “ideally” have a new hire installed by late November.
That’s not to say the club hasn’t begun the process. Carpino says that he and owner Arte Moreno have already started compiling and honing a “large list” of candidates. It’s still possible at this point that the Angels will hire a general manager or instead add both a president of baseball operations and a GM to share some of the primary duties.
It certainly sounds as if the Angels are ready to shake things up after a brutal run of disappointing results. Despite big budgets and a roster highlighted by the game’s greatest player, the Halos are simply “not winning games,” says Carpino. “Something is not right in our organization,” he explained, adding that “there are things in here that aren’t working.”
While an incoming executive will be tasked with revamping the team’s process, he or she will also face immediate expectations when it comes to fielding a winner. In Carpino’s estimation, the Halos already possess “the base of a strong team” and are “not that far away” from contending.