After a series of interviews with some of the best and brightest front office executives in the game, the Los Angeles Angels will reportedly hire Jerry Dipoto as their next general manager, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Dipoto succeeds Tony Reagins, who technically resigned on September 30.
Dipoto, 43, was the head of scouting and player development for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and served as their interim GM in 2010. During his brief tenure as Diamondbacks general manager, he traded starting pitcher Dan Haren to the Angels. Dipoto interviewed for the permanent GM spot in Arizona late last season, but the post was ultimately filled by Kirk Gibson.
Dipoto was a candidate for the Baltimore Orioles GM vacancy as well, which created a bit of a sense of urgency for the Angels. Andrew Freidman of the Tampa Bay Rays was reportedly the Angels' top choice but appeared to have wavered in his desire to leave Tampa Bay. The Angels needed to move quickly if they wanted Dipoto, and according to reports, that's just what they did.