The first thing to understand in the search for a successor to Tony Reagins as general manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is that the way the organization has operated, manager Mike Scioscia has extended powers.
As a result, it's likely that the new GM will have some type of a working relationship with Scioscia.
Bill Geivett, currently a vice president with Colorado in charge of scouting and player development, played in the Angels farm system. He also has worked in scouting and player development with Montreal, Tampa Bay, the Yankees and Dodgers as well as the Rockies.
He has a strong relationship former Dodgers manager Tomy Lasorda, who is close with Scioscia.
An interesting consideration would be San Diego manager Buddy Black, who was on a front-office fast track in Cleveland before he became Scioscia's pitching coach with the Angels. Black has had success in San Diego, but the ownership and front office in San Diego has undergone a complete overhaul since he was hired.
Would Black feel he has accomplished enough on the field to go into the front office? Would his relationship with Scioscia be a lure?
— Tracy Ringolsby