The Angels find themselves between a rock and a hard place as October’s end approaches. Following the World Series will mark the beginning of the offseason. The club, heading into yet another critical offseason, hasn’t marcated a captain to steer its presently rudderless ship.
According to Bob Nightengale (so take it for what it’s worth), Dave Dombrowski will “absolutely not” become the Angels’ GM. Instead, he’ll look to bring a baseball franchise to Nashville. Seems pretty wishy washy to me since Dombrowski has been pegged league-wide as the consensus favorite to win the Angels’ gig for months.
In other big news, Tony La Russa had his interview for the White Sox managerial vacancy. Hope it was absolutely delightful!
Didi Gregorius has caught the Angels’ eye. He’s passed the requisites: a wily veteran on the other side of 30 perhaps willing to take a one-year deal. In the shortened season, Gregorius sported a 116 wRC+ with good glovework at shortstop and modest power. Still, it’s unclear whether he’ll have draft pick compensation attached to him if he rejects a potential qualifying offer from the Phillies.
Game 3 will be tonight! Tune your televisions for another great playoff game without the Angels.
The Nationals re-sign utilityman Josh Harrison to a $1mm deal with some incentives. Seems good!
Will Venable might be a hot commodity as a potential manager. The Cub’s third base coach interviewed for the Tigers’ vacancy recently.