Tag:Eddie Bane
Posted on: August 10, 2011 6:11 pm

Former scouting director has words for Reagins

By Matt Snyder

Garrett Richards will take the mound for the Angels Wednesday night against the Yankees. Richards is the top pitching prospect for the Angels and was drafted by former scouting director Eddie Bane. Bane also produced top hitting prospect Mike Trout and rookie pitcher Tyler Chatwood in recent drafts. He also drafted Tyler Skaggs, who was the key in the Angels landing Dan Haren from Arizona last season.

Yet Bane -- who now works for the Tigers -- was told he was fired because Angels general manager Tony Reagins (pictured right) didn't like the 2008-2010 drafts. Bane told the LA Times the suggestion was ludicrous, and had a different idea as to why he was canned.

"Tony and I don't like each other," Bane said (LA Times). "I don't think that's a reason to get fired. Personality clashes are never any fun. I don't blame him for thinking I'm not the greatest guy in the world. He's not a guy I would want to hang out with. I'm sure he feels the same way about me."

It's pretty tough to judge drafts that just happened within the past three years just yet, so it's possible Reagins didn't like the overall direction being taken by Bane with the drafts. Or maybe Reagins really just fired Bane because he hated him. The GM doesn't actually have to have a great reason to fire someone. Of course, if he has a good scouting director and fired him for no good reason, maybe Reagins will be paying with his own job soon. The Vernon Wells trade this past offseason wasn't exactly well received.

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Posted on: September 21, 2010 9:30 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:23 pm

D-Backs down to 2 for GM

The Diamondbacks general manager race is down to two, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert writes .

It appears the next general manager in Arizona will be either interim GM Jerry Dipoto or former Padres GM Kevin Towers.

Dodgers assistant general managers Logan White and De Jon Watson, as well as Angels scouting director Eddie Bane, have been told they are no longer candidates, Gilbert reports.

The team is expected to make a final decision this week.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: September 16, 2010 10:05 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:21 pm

D-Backs interview 5 for GM spot

The Diamondbacks finished interviewing five candidates for their general manager position on Wednesday, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

The team interviewed interim GM Jerry Dipoto, former Padres GM Kevin Towers, Angels scouting director Eddie Bane and Dodgers assistant GMs Logan White and De Jon Watson.

None of those names are any surprise. Dipoto and Towers had been seen as the leading candidates since the beginning.

Gilbert speculates the team could have a GM in place as soon as next week. The team said it wanted a GM in place by the end of the season.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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