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I know Fletcher reported the other day that they aren't gonna hire someone until after the World Series, but it seems like we should be hearing about some people interviewing for the job.
I haven't seen any reports of someone interviewing for the job or really anything at all. Are they just keeping it really close to the vest, or are they just taking the search really slowly?

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The Angels like to keep a tight lid on things at the top, and if Fletch isn't getting anywhere then no one is. But as they start asking permission from other teams to interview their front office personnel, some names will likely be leaked, by other teams. 

I'm guessing we'll have our new GM by the time the Marines turn 245. 

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1 minute ago, Second Base said:

But as they start asking permission from other teams to interview their front office personnel, some names will likely be leaked, by other teams. 

The Dodgers and Rays are two of the top teams to poach executives from, so maybe them still being in the playoffs is a main factor in the silence. If they are waiting until after the World Series to interview executives from those teams, then it makes sense why he haven't seen any names leaked.

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23 hours ago, Trendon said:

I know Fletcher reported the other day that they aren't gonna hire someone until after the World Series, but it seems like we should be hearing about some people interviewing for the job.
I haven't seen any reports of someone interviewing for the job or really anything at all. Are they just keeping it really close to the vest, or are they just taking the search really slowly?

Unfortunately, this.

I am trying to find out whatever I can, but someone needs to be willing to tell me, and that’s not happening at the moment. 
 

Based on the fact that I was told “after the WS,” I suspect at least one of the people they want to talk to is working for one of the teams still playing. 

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3 hours ago, Jeff Fletcher said:

Unfortunately, this.

I am trying to find out whatever I can, but someone needs to be willing to tell me, and that’s not happening at the moment. 
 

Based on the fact that I was told “after the WS,” I suspect at least one of the people they want to talk to is working for one of the teams still playing. 

Considering that both the Dodgers and Rays are still playing, I can only hope it's someone from one (or both) of those teams.

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not a lot of GMs getting ousted this year.  I wonder if that has played into why the halos would give Eppler an extension in July and then move on from him shortly thereafter.  It's just us and the Phils.  If you wait another year, there is probably a crap ton more competition.  They probably figured there was about a 50/50 chance that Eppler would be done after 2021 so why not just do it now.  

Under normal circumstances there are usually about 4 or 5 spots that have turned over.  Jumping the gun a bit (if that's really the case) might give them access to a couple of guy that might not have normally considered the job.  

It could actually end up being a fairly shrewd move.  

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On 10/17/2020 at 3:54 PM, Jeff Fletcher said:

Unfortunately, this.

I am trying to find out whatever I can, but someone needs to be willing to tell me, and that’s not happening at the moment. 
 

Based on the fact that I was told “after the WS,” I suspect at least one of the people they want to talk to is working for one of the teams still playing. 

It is very reasonable to speculate that the Angels could be considering people from the Dodgers and/or Rays for the job.

It is also reasonable to think if neither the Dodgers nor Rays were in the WS, the Angels still would still wait until after the WS to name a GM.

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