According to Ken Rosenthal, the Angels are ready to name Jerry DiPoto their new general manager. DiPoto was the vice president of scouting and player development — and briefly the interim GM — for the Diamondbacks.
Why does a Diamondbacks executive taking an Angels job matter on a Yankees blog?
Because the Yankees pro personnel director director Billy Eppler interviewed for the job twice, and the Yankees director of amateur scouting Damon Oppenheimer generated some early buzz for the job. For now, this seems to clear the way for the Yankees to keep two of their most trusted decision makers.