Michael Hill returns. Earlier interviewed on Zoom, he will get an in-person interview with Arte Moreno. Not only is he a very experienced professional baseball executive, but hiring him would further diversify the Angels upper echelons. His father was African American and his mother was Cuban. Meanwhile, it looks like Brodie Van Wagenen is on his way out the door. Dave Dombrowski will stay in Nashville, meaning he is not in the hunt for the Angels GM position.
Other Angels Links
Here is the Griffin Canning defensive highlight reel. Mark Langston congratulates Griffin Canning on his achievement. Meanwhile, Mike Trout won another Silver Slugger award.
Links From Around Baseball
ESPN laid off a bunch of employees. Cleveland announced that it intends to trade Francisco Lindor. The Braves and Orioles have completed a trade of Tommy Milone. In exchange, the Orioles got two players to be named later. Meanwhile, the Phillies acquired Rodolfo Sanchez from the Rays. The hot stove is heating up. Perhaps Michael Hill returns not a moment too soon. Vlad Guerrero Jr. lost 32 pounds. In every tweet I could find about this, the picture is hidden unless you affirmatively click the “show anyway” button. The image is in the body of Bleacher Report’s feed and there is nothing gross or raunchy about it. I don’t know what is going on there.
Negotiations are underway concerning implementation of the universal designated hitter. Jay Jaffe explores the factors going into the substantial chill that lies on this year’s hot stove. The Diamondbacks acquired Ronny Simon from the Cubs. The Red Sox have boiled down their manager search to two candidates, Alex Cora and Sam Fuld. Former Rays prospect Brandon Martin was convicted of murdering three people with a baseball bat.