Sick burn: Rangers GM Jon Daniels assesses the Angels

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It kinda hurts to be a Rangers fan right now, not only seeing Josh Hamilton go, but going to the division rivals no less. But having Jon Daniels as your GM helps things, especially when he says stuff like this:

 

And if the Angels don’t make the playoffs again in 2013 they’ll go get Robinson Cano and then we’ll do this all over again.

Angels hire Brad Ausmus as special assistant to the GM

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have hired former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler.

Ausmus, 48, managed the Tigers for four seasons, accruing a 314-332 (.486) record. The Tigers fired him after the 2017 season and hired former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire in his place.

Ausmus will assist with scouting and evaluations of players in the Angels’ system, amateurs, and players in other organizations.