Found June 06, 2012 on Angelswin:
By Robert Cunningham - AngelsWin.com Columnist As the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft has unfolded I have followed the AngelsWin.com thread, “The Official 2012 Amateur Draft Thread”, and have seen several comments expressing some surprise at the type of choices that our front office has made and continues to make. However these draft choices don’t particularly surprise me and seemingly fit in with the short and long term plans of the Angels franchise. Although the Angels have been significant players in free agency and previous drafts over the last decade, this current philosophy on how to build a franchise began with the hiring of a not-quite-as-well-known General Manager named Jerry Dipoto in October of last year. Jerry brought a very specific vision on how the Angels should build to win today and well into the future and he is executing on that plan as we speak and it appears to be unfolding in the way that Arte Moreno, Mike Scioscia, and Jerry Dipoto hoped. Back in early...
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