Over the last 24 hours the list of candidates for the Angels General Manager has shrunk from five to two. And, according to Jeff Fletcher, the Angels will announce their new General Manager today.
The two finalists named are Seattle Mariners assistant GM Justin Hollander, who got his start here under Bill Stoneman, and Braves assistant GM Perry Minasian who has been mentored by Alex Anthopolous.
Both men cut their teeth in scouting and player development and would be first time General Managers. The search for the new GM has been extensive, with former executives Michael Hill and Ruben Amaro Jr. being interviewed, as well as some out-of-the-box candidates such as Angels broadcaster Victor Rojas.
Per the bowtie, Minasian is considered the front runner for the job. We should know if that is the case today. Minasian has worked with current Braves GM/President of Baseball Operations in both Atlanta and Toronto, primarily handling scouting and player development duties. Both teams are bursting with exciting, young talent.
Hollander was hired by former Angels GM Bill Stoneman as a scout and worked his way up to scouting direct. Jerry Dipoto kept him on staff then poached him when he moved up to Seattle. Hollander has worked his way up to Vice President/Assistant GM with the Mariners, who currently boast a highly rated farm system of their own.
CtPG will have full coverage of the announcement when it comes later today. Who do you think will be named our next GM? Who do you want?