The Los Angeles Angels march on in the early part of the offseason, allowing members of their coaching staff to look outside the organization to pursue other opportunities around Major League Baseball.
Recently, the team announced the addition of Dom Chiti to their Minor League ranks, after serving as the Angels bullpen coach during the 2021 season. Still being without a manager, the Angels themselves are quietly waiting for the 2023 World Series to conclude before making any hefty changes.
But with current staff, third base coach Bill Haselman was among internal candidates who received real interest for managerial positions with other clubs. Prior to the San Francisco Giants hiring veteran skipper Bob Melvin, Haselman was floated as a possible name in the mix.
Haselman previously worked in the Los Angeles Dodgers coaching ranks, which overlapped with current Giants’ president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and his time there.
Haselman’s coaching career dates back to 2004 with the Boston Red Sox, when he first served as the team’s interim first base coach. His most successful stretch came with the Dodgers, when he led the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to a California League title, their first in 10 years.
He’s been with the Angels since January 2022, when he was hired on as the team’s catching instructor, eventually being named third base coach prior to the 2023 season.
Chicago White Sox sign away pitching coach Matt Wise from Angels
This week, it was announced that the Chicago White Sox added Matt Wise to their coaching staff after he served as the Angels’ pitching coach since the 2021 season.
Since Wise took over in 2021, the Angels have posted a collective 4.37 ERA, including both bullpen and starting pitching performance. His stable of arms was at their best in 2022, after they carried a 3.77 ERA as a staff.
The trickle-down from the Angels declining Phil Nevin’s option for 2024 also came with the organization allowing other members of the coaching staff to pursue outside opportunities.
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