It looks as if the search is over. The Angels have found their man.
On Thursday, the Angels announced they have hired Perry Minasian as their new general manager. Here’s a statement he released.
The captain of the ship. ✊ pic.twitter.com/SokifO9UcF— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) November 12, 2020
Minasian, 40, has spent the last three years with the Atlanta Braves as their assistant general manager. He will replace Billy Eppler, who was fired by the Angels immediately once the season ended after yet another losing season.
When Minasian took the job of assistant GM with the Braves, Atlanta was coming off a season in which they had a winning percentage of .448. During his three years with the team, they posted winning percentages of .566, .564 and .586, respectively. This season, they were one win away from reaching the World Series.
Before joining the Braves, Minasian spent nine years filling a variety of scouting roles with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Here’s some information in regards to when you can hear from the new GM.
The #Angels signed Minasian to a four-year contract.— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) November 12, 2020
The Angels will not hold a press conference with him until Tuesday, but he will speak today on the Angels official radio network (830 AM) at 3:15.
The Angels took the hiring process seriously, as there were about 20 different applicants whose careers paths all stretched across different roads. After a lengthy interview process, the Angels narrowed it down to just five. Minasian quickly started gaining momentum last night as it was reported he was a front-runner for the job.
Victor Rojas, who works for the Angels in the broadcast booth, added this on Twitter in regards to the hire.
I’ve known Perry Minasian since our days together w Texas Rangers. From the jump, he delved right into working his way up in FO after growing up in/around clubhouse w his dad. Outgoing, smart, witty & a generally outstanding baseball man. If true, I’m thrilled for him/us! #Angels— Victor Rojas (@VictorRojas) November 12, 2020
Hopefully Minasian is the man who can help guide the Angels to the playoffs for the first time since 2014.