Angels hire Ron Washington for Manager Gig

Perry Minasian has found his new puppet manager!

Minasian and Washington worked together in the Braves org from 2017-2020. By all accounts, Washington is very respected across MLB among players and coaches but he has not managed a team since 2014. The question remains – why has no one picked him us as manager during all those years? Minasian said he wanted someone who could command a room and presumably he has found just that.

Other candidates for the role included Buck Showalter, Benji Gil, Torii Hunter, Ray Montgomery and Darin Erstad.

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2002heaven
Super Member
6 months ago

It’s incredibly hard!!
 💪  💪  😃 

WallyChuckChili
Legend
6 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

You shouldn’t take Viagra alone.

SD19
Member
6 months ago

Now that the decision has been made I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. He does have a history of winning. Here’s to returning to relevance

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
6 months ago

Bring on the rumored new staff, especially Tori returning to help.

2002heaven
Super Member
6 months ago

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GrandpaBaseball
Legend
6 months ago

GPB take and it’s late.

Washington was a winning manager. His winning team had no choice but to relieve him of his duties due to very poor personal decisions.

Prior to his managing career he was a high rated coach by players.

When his career resumed, he was once again a sought-after coach.

Is age important? Yes, it should be, but older managers have been in vogue in recent history.

Does salary that he will work for enter into the equation? Damn right it does.

George Steinbrenner proved something in the late ’70s and early 80’s, with the right and strong roster it does not matter who the manager is if he is respected. The Angels do not have the right roster to be winners, so it comes down to what Washington can do to help the players.

I do not believe that there is anyone who can make the Angels winners except the Angels themselves. There is no GM that can turn this team around in just one season. As long as Arte refused to trade Shohei and start a rebuild shows he is not interested in providing a winner anytime soon. DD (Downing Dude) was right when he posted that the only thing that all of us here at CtPG can all agree on is that Arte should sell.

In truth, who would be willing to come and manage this team other than has been old retreads. Sure, we all had opinions on who we would have liked to see as manager, but we got a new manager now, who will be easily replaced at All Star break in ’25.

POV, I like to read everyone’s post even if I disagree with them, that is what makes our site so special-different opinions otherwise it would be boring here.

Fansince1971
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6 months ago

Washington = $1

That sums it up

FungoAle
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I think you’re not being fair at all…$2

Cowboy26
Legend
6 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

But Then we would have had to hire Reggie Jefferson as our new manager.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
6 months ago

if this staff turns out to be what we’re hearing I’ll be happier about the signing.

Cowboy26
Legend
6 months ago

With a lot of Angel ties too so depending upon who the pitching coach and bullpen coach are This staff could be the best Angel coaching staff since, well….

Mike Scioscia Manager
Joe Maddon Bench Coach
Alfredo Griffin 1B coach
Ron Roenicke 3B Coach
Bud Black Pitching Coach
Mickey Hatcher Hitting Coach
Bullpen Coach Bobby Ramos

bobblanton
Trusted Member
6 months ago

Gubie or Langston as pitching coach

Angelz4ever
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  bobblanton

CJ Wilson for team photographer

Designerguy
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Is Granderson available?

Angelz4ever
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Designerguy

Grandy is a stand-up guy.

Designerguy
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Caught his set at the Improv. Decent, but the prop jokes have gotta go.

BannedInLA
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Are we talking about MLB jobs or “connected” guys? Lulz

matthiasstephan
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Designerguy

He is, for 4/58, but then we are definitely out on Wilson.

SD19
Member
6 months ago

I hate the signing which means it’s gonna be a good thing. For sure.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  SD19

LOL, nice self-awareness

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
6 months ago

Torii! Torii! Torii!

I’m so stoked to have one of my all time favorite players back as an Angel.

JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Not happy with Ron Washington as manager but I am happy we get Torii back as a result of it!

tanana40
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Excited for Chili to back as hitting coach as well if rumors are true.

bobblanton
Trusted Member
6 months ago

Tori Hunter will be manager in 2026

ryanfea
Super Member
6 months ago

I’ll get used to it but he’s still a Ranger to me.

max
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max
6 months ago
Reply to  ryanfea

Yeah, at this point I’m not excited about it. If he wins…

Angelz4ever
Super Member
6 months ago

Dino Ebel (Don’t know if he was in running or not) is always a bridesmaid and never a bride…..

DowningDude
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6 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

I heard Ebel is going to the Netherlands. They need MOAR WINDMILLS

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
6 months ago

In the tone, of Ron in Moneyball. “We’re overlooking one thing. We don’t have starting pitching and we play in the same league as Texas, Houston and Seattle.”

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
6 months ago

“Don’t worry Ron, we’ll replace Ohtani in the aggregate.”

steelgolf
Super Member
6 months ago

2 players batting .154!

Angelz4ever
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Good maff skills.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
6 months ago

Due to Washington’s age, I hope there’s a defibrillator in the clubhouse, just sayin’…..

It might come in handy at our quarter season record hits him like a drunk Marine.

Last edited 6 months ago by Angelz4ever
Angelz4ever
Super Member
6 months ago

Yes, but does Washington have an outdoor pizza oven?

BannedInLA
Super Member
6 months ago

In NFL parlance, Ron Washington is the “bridge QB” to Torii Hunter.

Pineapple12
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Precisely how I interpret this as well.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Let us pray

DowningDude
Legend
6 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Yes bring on Andrew Romine!

FungoAle
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

What has Torii Hunter done to show that he has manager make-up? Give me Erstad.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Why would Erstad leave his home state of Nebraska (I believe he is a hunter & angler) to come to this dumpster fire?

Hunter can have some time near the hotseat to see if he wants it in the future.

DowningDude
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6 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Erstad is from that Northeastern Dakota-Carolina thing

ryanfea
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I’ll never forget Erstad is from North Dakota because when I was going to school there, the local newspaper had a section dedicated to his stat line each day.

DowningDude
Legend
6 months ago
Reply to  ryanfea

They even had Angel games on the radio there in Jamestown. Good God, you lived there? You must be some weather handling badass!

ryanfea
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Haha I got out of that weather as soon I could! I lived in a little town Bottineau for my junior high/high school years.

BannedInLA
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I’m not making a case for any of these guys up or down, I’m just commenting on the path the team is taking.

The roster & health are what concerns me.

DowningDude
Legend
6 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

He has some Maybelline makeup called “shades of manager”

Marcotor
Trusted Member
6 months ago

Interesting blurb from the Disney Company News (The Register) :

Washington reportedly already has plans for his staff, including Torii Hunter as first base coach, Eric Young Sr as third base coach, Chili Davis as hitting coach, Clint Hurdle as bench coach and Ryan Goins as infield coach.

Pineapple12
Super Member
6 months ago

Man, I scrolled thru the comments and remembered why I haven’t come back in a while. Vast majority are whiny and annoying lol.

The hiring of Wash is fine, if not good.

The real coup here is the rest of the staff … At first glance, I assume Torii will be mentored to eventually take over. EY Sr. is highly regarded in coaching cirlces as well.

“Ron Washington, the first Black manager hired in 3 years, also plans to have a star-studded diverse coaching staff:
Chili Davis, hitting coach
Torii Hunter, 1B
Eric Young Sr., 3B
Clint Hurdle, bench coach
Ryan Goins, infield coach”

https://twitter.com/BNightengale/status/1722399439380529573?t=Po5dy7fvI9rKe1GvxLuq0A&s=19

Mia
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Mia
6 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

I think we are entitled to our pessimism until the on-field product relieves us of it.

But I am incredibly happy to see Trouty has his buddy and mentor back in Torii.

Last edited 6 months ago by Mia
Pineapple12
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Eh, after reading the 10th coke joke I was over it lol. It’s not even pessimism, it’s just obnoxious (yes, I know this is the internet)

Last edited 6 months ago by Pineapple12
Mia
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Mia
6 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Coke jokes cross the line(no pun intended), I’ll give you that.

FungoAle
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Mia

How about whiskey and weed?

Mia
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Mia
6 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Sounds like my usual Saturday night.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Agreed, Hunter is a good add to the organization.

FungoAle
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Trout needs to be traded. If we have to endure another year with his chubby ass sitting out games, my head will implode.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I will happily endure Trout for the remainder of his contract. He played in just more than half the games, and even in those 82 games had 2.9 bWAR/3fWAR. He is far from washed up.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Guys like Torrii and Jimmy Rollins are just great guys to have around an organization. They mentor because they love it. Torrii Hunter mentors so many players that they actually move to Dallas to be around him in the off-season. I heard that’s why Royce Lewis bought a place there. Clint Hurdle is like that too.

Last edited 6 months ago by HalosFanForLife
JackFrost
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Yeah, while Washington was a letdown as a hire I love to see both Torii and Chili Davis. I was very impressed with what Chili did as Batting Coach for a young A’s team a few years back .. As for Torii I always felt he was a natural born leader. He would make a great manager.

Two great former Angels back on board !!!

Last edited 6 months ago by JackFrost
Angelz4ever
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Davis, Hunter and Young are all good for helping the youngins and were gamers during their career.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Gotta say I like the supporting staff. Vocal leadership been an issue with this club for a while since our stars have been quiet guys.

Pineapple12
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

It’s a huge deal!

For as old as Wash is, Torii and EY Sr are young(er) and will bring the energy and vocal leadership. Incredible additions to the dugout imho.

FungoAle
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

That’s fine, bring in all these names that we have heard of. They don’t throw pitches, play defense or run the bases. This team is sub-500 at its core.

Pineapple12
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I don’t disagree. As the off-season unfolds it will provide ample time to analyze roster construction.

Presently, however, just talking about the hiring of Wash and his staff. And I like it for the reasons already stated.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Baseball guys? How insane. Call me crazy, but I love this staff. But who is going to be the pitching guy and how much pull will he have throughout the system? That needs an overhaul for sure.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
6 months ago

I have no opinion on this really. I am not upset whatsoever and not excited by it either.

I have entered the numb phase of fandom….which is….cool? I think?

Mia
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Mia
6 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

I’m just passing the time until I see where Ohtani ends up and if I can morally root for that team. Then I really won’t give a shit

Angelz4ever
Super Member
6 months ago

Coke is now the newest Halo sponsor.

Last edited 6 months ago by Angelz4ever