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Examining Billy Eppler’s history with the Angels

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Billy Eppler did not draft Mike Trout. He is, however, the general manager who tried and failed to get Trout to the playoffs in each of his five years as Angels general manager. Eppler’s task was simply surrounding the best player in the world with enough talent to qualify for the postseason. Instead, the Angels went 409-461 (.470 winning percentage) and never had a single winning season under Eppler’s watch. During that span the Angels had the 19th-best record among MLB’s 30 teams, one slot below the Mets, the latest team that Eppler will try to rescue. His spell with the Mets is off to a goo…

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