Stoneman’s Lair: First Trades, Int’l Slots, Getting Up To Speed, Dipoto’s Side

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More on the Angels’ international slots:

 

And we have full Angels beat coverage of Dipoto’s resignation:

 

 

UPDATE: 7:00pm PDT

 

UPDATE: 3:54pm PDT

Bill Stoneman named interim GM. Getting the band back together? Here are more reports:

 

 

UPDATE: 12:14pm PDT:

 

Jerry Dipoto to Resign as Angels GM

 

According to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Dipoto has officially resigned. Here is his announcement on Twitter:

 

Mike DiGiovanna even had something to say about Player Information Coach Rico Brogna:

 

UPDATE: 10:13am PDT:

Assistant GM Matt Klentak In Line to Replace Dipoto:

According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick on Twitter, if Dipoto does ultimately leave, Assistant GM Matt Klentak would be his successor, at least on an interim basis.

UPDATE: 9:01am PDT:

Angels Attempting to Keep Dipoto as GM: 

According to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi on Twitter, Arte Moreno along with team president John Carpino are “trying to broker a peace” between Jerry Dipoto and Mike Scioscia to keep Dipoto in place as GM.

July 1, 2015 – 8:20am PDT:

Over the course of the past week it would seem as though the relationship between Angels’ GM Jerry Dipoto and manager Mike Scioscia has once again deteriorated. The two have had well-documented differences of opinion throughout Dipoto’s tenure, which began on October 28, 2011 when he was hired to replace former GM Tony Reagins. While Scioscia & Dipoto had seemingly been able to put their differences aside and build a productive working relationship over the past couple of years – most notably producing a 98-win season & AL West Championship in 2014 – it would now appear that old tensions have boiled over to irreparable levels, and Jerry Dipoto may indeed be out as Angels’ GM.

As the Angels were playing against the Yankees last night in the 2nd game of a 3-game set to cap off the most recent homestand, owner Arte Moreno was apparently holding a series of closed-door meetings to address the recent tensions in the organization. During one of these meetings, according to reports, Jerry Dipoto became quite emotional and issued Moreno a “me or him” ultimatum – referring to Scioscia and implying that things had come to an impasse that would prevent the two from continuing to work together any longer. According to a Twitter firestorm late last night after the Angels defeated the Yankees 2-1 to give Andrew Heaney his first MLB victory, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal along with several Angels beat writers reported that Dipoto had packed up his office, resigned his position, and left Angel Stadium.

We will be keeping tabs on this situation throughout the day today here at The Halos Network and will provide updates as we receive them. Please check back here for updates.

-Aaron Forstner

 

We have some trade rumors:

 

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