In Search of a New Manager: Los Angeles Angels’ Quest for Postseason Success
Exploring Potential Candidates: Odds and Names in the Mix for the New Managerial Role
According to si.com, The Los Angeles Angels are on the hunt for a new manager, as they continue to grapple with a lengthy postseason drought dating back to 2014, and a revolving door of a new manager since 2018, highlighting organizational dysfunction.
BetOnline.ag has laid out odds for potential candidates, with in-house options like bench coach Ray Montgomery (4/1 odds) and infield coach Benji Gil (5/1 odds) being considered as familiar faces who understand the organization’s dynamics, potentially offering continuity.
Beyond the internal options, intriguing names in the odds include Mark DeRosa, who has experience managing star player Mike Trout with Team USA, veteran Don Mattingly, former Giants manager Gabe Kapler, and others. There’s also mention of former Mets manager Buck Showalter, with odds currently at 20/1.
Strategic Timing and Significance of Selecting a New Manager
General Manager Perry Minasian has emphasized that the managerial position is attractive but the Angels are taking their time to make the right choice for a new manager. They aim to have a new manager in place before the peak of free agency to enhance their chances of attracting key players.
This decision to hire a new manager is crucial for the Angels as they hope to break their postseason drought and set a new course for the franchise. The upcoming offseason will play a pivotal role in defining the team’s direction and addressing its ongoing challenges with a new manager.