Angels working diligently toward filling GM vacancy

Current assistant GM Scott Servais is one option for the Halos' GM opening. 

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The Los Angeles Angels have brought some new names into the mix as they seek out a full-time replacement general manager. 

Back on September 1, word was that the Halos were looking to fill the opening ‘as quickly as possible’, and this latest bit of news would support that. 

According to Jeff Fletcher of the O.C. Register, the Angels have recently spoken with Cleveland Indians vice president Ross Atkins, Angels’ director of pro scouting Hal Morris and Toronto Blue Jays assistant GM Tony LaCava, and were scheduled to meet with Boston Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen on Wednesday. 

Fletcher noted that these new names push the Halos’ list of options up to seven when combined with their previously known interest in Billy Eppler of the New York Yankees and in-house candidates Matt Klentak and Scott Servais. 

MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez sent out some tweets on Wednesday pertaining to a few specific candidates, pointing out which might be ‘good fits’ for the Halos’ front office considering the relationship the organization has with longtime manager Mike Scioscia. After all, Scioscia’s disagreements with recently-resigned GM Jerry Dipoto were largely considered to be a contributing factor to Dipoto leaving the franchise. 

Fletcher also noted that the Angels aren’t the only team looking for a GM upgrade, as the Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies are all in the market as well – let alone any other teams that make changes in the coming weeks.

(h/t O.C. Register, Twitter)