In a surprising development, the Los Angeles Angels have decided to part ways with their Assistant General Manager, Alex Tamin. ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez first reported this significant change in leadership.
Tamin had been a key figure in the Angels’ front office, serving as the right-hand man to General Manager Perry Minasian. He played a pivotal role in making crucial decisions for the team. Notably, in Joe Maddon’s book, released last year after his departure from the Angels, there was extensive discussion about Tamin’s bullpen management algorithm. This highlights Tamin’s substantial influence on decisions concerning the Angels’ relief pitchers, and Minasian’s immense trust in his abilities for vital choices.
Tamin’s journey with the Angels began in 2020 when he was hired alongside Minasian, who took on the role of General Manager. The two had a long history of working closely together, having previously collaborated in Atlanta.
The decision to part ways with Tamin signals the Angels’ recognition of the need for change. General Manager Minasian, who was instrumental in making this call, was not willing to take the fall. Instead, the Angels opted to relieve Tamin of his duties, marking a significant shift in the team’s leadership structure. This move underscores the Halos’ determination to rejuvenate their performance and contend in the 2024 season.
As the Angels embark on this transition, it is important to note that they currently hold the dubious distinction of having the longest playoff drought and the longest playoff win drought in baseball. Their last playoff appearance dates back to 2014, while their last playoff victory goes all the way to 2009. The urgency for change could not be more evident, with the team already parting ways with manager Phil Nevin and now Assistant GM Alex Tamin.
The departure of these key figures reflects the Angels’ commitment to turning their fortunes around. As the team looks to the future, the decision to part ways with Tamin signifies a significant step in their pursuit of postseason success in 2024.