Top Yankee Scouts in the Hunt for GM Job
George A. King III of the New York Post reports that Yankees’ amateur scouting director Damon Oppenheimer and head of professional scouting Billy Eppler are candidates for the Angels’ vacant general manager job.
Oppenheimer, 49, is probably a more likely candidate than Eppler, 35, given that he has much more experience. He said there’s nothing awkward about interviewing for the same job even though they’re friends that work for the same organization. “That’s part of growing up in a team atmosphere,” said Oppenheimer. “I am happy for a teammate, happy he is getting the opportunity to interview also.” Also known to be on the Angels’ list is Diamondbacks executive Jerry Pipoto, who is interviewing for the Orioles’ GM job, as well.