Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oppenheimer Being Considered by Angels, Orioles

As per Chad Jennings:
It’s not new to see Yankees amateur scouting director Damon Oppenheimer’s name pop up on a list of potential general manager candidates. He’s a recurring character on those lists, with Yankees pro scouting director Billy Eppler making occasional appearances of his own.

Most recently, Oppenheimer’s name showed up in the Baltimore Sun as a possible replacement for Andy McPhail, who’s not coming back to run the Orioles next season. Oppenheimer has also been mentioned as a candidate for the Angels’ general manager opening.

Oppenheimer’s become a hugely valuable piece of the Yankees organization. Ten players from the Yankees 2006 draft class have advanced to the big leagues — that’s a massive number for one class — and the farm system has grown to be widely respected and effective, thanks in large part to a recent batch of pitchers drafted by Oppenheimer.
Losing Oppenheimer to a potential rival would be a very bitter pill to swallow ... particularly when said rivals have the finances to make a splash on both the amateur and professional levels. Here's (selfishly) hoping he'll remain in the Yankees front office for the foreseeable future.

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