The Angels had four of the first 42 picks [in 2009]. Mike Trout, the outfielder considered one of the two best prospects in baseball, was one. Tyler Skaggs, the pitcher who was the key to the Dan Haren trade, was another. So was [Garrett] Richards.
Eddie Bane, the scouting director at the time, was fired last winter by General Manager Tony Reagins. The Angels did not publicly explain the decision.
Bane said he does not accept the reason Reagins gave him — that the Angels’ recent drafts were poor.
“Tony and I don’t like each other,” Bane said Tuesday. “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.
“He told me, ‘I’m not happy with the last three drafts.’ That’s ludicrous.”
I want some Halos Kreminology done stat.
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