Halo Headlines: Forsch and Sutherland Ousted, DiSarcina Emerging As a Possible GM Candidate, Uncertainty About Whether Angels Will Show Interest in Theo Epstein

The October 4th, 2011 edition of daily news for the LA Angels including Forsch and Sutherland ousted, DiSarcina a possible candidate for the GM job, sources are uncertain if the Angels will show interest in Theo Epstein and much more…

The Story: The Angels have ousted assistant GM Ken Forsch and special assistant Gary Sutherland, both long-time members of the Angel front office.

The Monkey Says: Heads continue to roll in the front office and this is as good a sign as any that Arte Moreno is serious about bringing in a new leader for the front office and not just making a public spectacle to curry favor with the fans before installing another figurehead to take Reagins’ place.  Of course, we can’t rule it out completely because of this next story…

The Story: Gary DiSarcina and Tory Hernandez could be in-house candidates to be promoted to general manager.

The Monkey Says: DiSar would no doubt be popular amongst the fans, but he is still a guy that has been in part of the front office for a few years now and is thus infected by the Reagins stink.

The Story: Sources are split on whether or not the Angels will show interest in Theo Epstein.

The Monkey Says: I tend to think that the Angels won’t be too interested in Epstein, especially if it is true that the Red Sox are going to ask for compensation to let Theo out of the last year of his deal.  Furthermore, I am not so sure Epstein is going to actually be interested in joining the Halos.

The Story: The Angels need a new vision from their next GM.

The Monkey Says: Which is pretty much what most fans are saying, but I do appreciate the level of sanity involved here in stating that the Angels don’t need a big name.  They just need someone who can work with, but not for, Mike Scioscia.

The Story: Mike Scioscia has “no aspirations to be the GM.”

The Monkey Says: That is good to hear, but it just means he doesn’t want the official gig while everyone continues to assume that he has been manning the position unoffically for the last four years.

The Story: Mark Trumbo is the Angels’ nominee for the Hank Aaron Award.

The Monkey Says: Every team gets to nominate their own player, so even though Trumbo has no chance of winning, this is the Halos’ way of trying to build his resume for the AL Rookie of the Year race.

The Story: The Angel players shift into off-season mode.

The Monkey Says: The only reason I post this is because of the quote about Arte Moreno’s luxury suite usher claiming he is going to sleep for a long time.  What exactly goes on in the owner’s box that exhausts him so much?

Garrett Wilson

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