Brad Ausmus: The Inside Guy
By Ryan Falla (@rmfalla)
Ausmus has been waiting and growing under the wings of Billy Eppler since he joined the Angels as Special Assistant to the GM before the 2018 season. Since then he’s became acclimated with the inter systems and likely the future direction of the Angels given his close proximity to Billy Eppler. That level of connection between GM and Manager will let Ausmus hit the ground running without any major learning curves.
There’s little doubt that Ausmus has spent a lot of this season getting to know the team as well as Epplers personal system he’s created with the Angels organization since Ausmus joined the team back in November of 2017. If there’s anyone who understands the direction of the Angels franchise as much as Eppler it would be Ausmus. I mean, they’re surfing buddies, you can’t really get any closer than that. Billy Eppler has already said that he’s looking mostly internally for Scioscia’s replacement so you can guess that Eppler has some people he’s been eyeing through at least this season if not longer.
Billy Eppler will likely want someone who can foster a strong chemistry amongst the players and Brad Ausmus, with his previous experience and close relationship with the team already, may very well be able to provide that.