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Oppenheimer’s name still generating GM buzz

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 23, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

In their search for a new general manager, the Angels seem to be interviewing everyone in baseball. Today, the Los Angeles Times reported that former Mets GM Omar Minaya will be among the candidates.

Despite last week’s indications that the Angels are especially high on the Rays Andrew Friedman, Yankees amateur scouting director Damon Oppenheimer is still in play and generating some interest.

Heading into the weekend, FOX Sports Frankie Piliere tweeted that Oppenheimer has the “most buzz” for the job, and Ken Davidoff wrote in today’s column that he believes Oppenheimer is the “best choice” for the position. Davidoff wrote:

(Oppenheimer) is widely respected throughout baseball for not only the Yankees’ recent drafts but the order and leadership he has brought to the process.

Billy Eppler, head of the Yankees pro scouting department, is also known to be a candidate for the Angels opening. Eppler and Oppenheimer are routinely mentioned as GM candidates, and even Brian Cashman has publicly said that he believes those two are ready for such a position.




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