Oppenheimer out of Angels GM mix; Eppler called for second interview


Via Jon Heyman and Mike DiGiovanna, Billy Eppler has been called by the Angels for a second interview about their GM job. Damon Oppenheimer was told that he is not longer being considered for the position, however. The Yankees gave the Halos permission to interview their two scouting directors, pro (Eppler) and amateur (Opp), earlier this month, and it seems like the Angels are starting to narrow the field down a bit. Dan Barbarisi wrote a great article about how Eppler and his department were able to unearth some hidden gems back in May.

Categories : Asides, Front Office


  1. Jesse says:

    Yay Oppenheimer is staying! (For now).

    • Urban says:

      He’s also on the Orioles list. It’s only a matter of time before he goes since he’s getting called to interview with greater frequency and there doesn’t appear to be an opening on the Yankees side, unless they end up doing what the Cubs did with Epsetin and promote Cashman to President of Baseball Operations and then promote Openheimer to GM.

      Everyone’s focused on Openheimer, but I wonder if the loss of Eppler might be greater. Hopefully the Yankees have are deep on the front office side.

  2. Reggie C. says:

    If Eppler takes the job he’ll undoubtedly raid the Yanks’ cupboard and take Oppenheimer.

    • The Fallen Phoenix says:

      I would suspect that Oppenheimer would rather stay in NY and possibly take Eppler’s job, rather than move to LA and be an underling to the guy who beat him for the GM job.

      • radnom says:

        Not to mention that the director of one department would not be able to raid the FO and take the directors of other departments. This is not at all like Boston or San Diego, where their GMs are leaving.

  3. Jumpin' Jack Swisher (formerly Jorge) says:

    I’m still rooting for Kim Ng. Would love to see the first female GM.

  4. NHYankeesFan says:

    I saw on MLBtraderumors that the Angels have interest in Omar Minaya. That means the Yankees might be able to get Dan Haren for next to nothing

  5. Colin says:

    Ah I was hoping it would go the other way around. I prefer Eppler. Either way I can see Cashman doing another 3 year deal and then maybe wanting to be the team president a la Theo, with whoever’s left in house here replace him

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