ANAHEIM, Calif. – As he stood Monday afternoon from his seat at the dais, Billy Eppler folded at the waist briefly and shot his wife, Catherine, one of those, "How'd I do?" looks.
Mike Scioscia, the team's manager for all of the 21st century and, perhaps, has a shot at the next season, stood in the back by the door.For several minutes on his first day he'd read from a script about his new job as general manager of the Los Angeles Angels. The owner, Arte Moreno, sat to his left. Beyond Moreno, members of the baseball operations department lined the far wall, which, it should be said, have endured quite a summer. The last guy quit some 3½ months earlier (a month before the trading deadline) and recently hooked on with the Seattle Mariners. President John Carpino sat to Eppler's right.
Eppler's voice had gone thick when talking about the New York Yankees, the organization he was leaving after 10 years, and about Catherine, who sat in the front. "I love you with all of my heart," he'dRead More »from Angels new GM Billy Eppler believes in analytics ... when used properly