Can you guess the identities of the players in the above un-captioned images? These are players who are actually in the Angels system.
Shohei Ohtani is a finalist for a Silver Slugger award.
Here is Rhett Bollinger’s post-mortem on the 2021 Angels roster.
The players are not the only ones learning their craft at the Arizona Fall League, by the way. The first annual Diversity Pipeline Scout Development Program just wrapped up. Over half of the graduates were women.
Ken Griffey Jr. is now part of the Seattle Mariners ownership group.
The Cubs hired Ehsan Bokhari as Assistant General Manager.
The Phillies just hired Bobby Dickerson, formerly of the Padres, as their infield coach.
Meanwhile, the Padres are about to hire Ruben Niebla as their new pitching coach. They interviewed Luis Rojas for their newly opened field manager position.
What do you think? Are the Angels in the top five most likely teams to land Max Scherzer?
At this point the Mets are not even sure whether they are seeking a President of Baseball Operations or a General Manager. The list keeps getting longer of all the people who won’t work for the Mets.
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Player photos credit: Rex Fregosi