The 2020 season is over and immediately Billy Eppler has been let go from his job as GM for the Angels. Dave Dombrowski has been the most rumored name to take over. Whoever it is will likely get on the job before he postseason ends. With Arte Moreno as the owner, it may not matter who is the GM, but maybe an experienced GM can change him.
Billy Eppler had 5 losing seasons with the Angels. Despite his efforts of keeping Mike Trout, getting Shohei Ohtani, and trades for Simba and Dylan Bundy, his inability to assemble an effective pitching staff was his downfall. Mike Trout will miss him despite his desire for the playoffs.
Oddly enough, he was given a one year deal over the summer so it is a firing. Arte Moreno didn’t fire Mike Scioscia as he just let that contact end, but he did Brad Ausmus. In 2021, the Angels will be paying Eppler and Ausmus, in addition to Joe Maddon and their to-be-hired GM.
How good or bad was Billy Eppler? Leave below your opinion in the comments and who you want or expect for GM!