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Josh Byrnes reportedly interviews for Angels GM position

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With nearly a year of evaluation under his belt, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and the reshaped Dodgers front office has already gone through some changes, with reported turnover in both the international scouting department and among minor league coaches.

A different type of change could come should senior vice president of baseball operations Josh Byrnes leave for a position elsewhere. Byrnes has interviewed for the vacant Angels general manager position, per multiple reports.

Byrnes is certainly qualified for the position, having served as GM with both the Diamondbacks (October 2005 to July 2010) and Padres (October 2011 to June 2014).

But just interviewing for the position doesn't necessarily mean Byrnes would leave. Bench coach Tim Wallach has interviewed for a handful of major league manager positions while serving on the Dodgers coaching staff, but hasn't yet been hired away.

The Angels have other candidates as well, as noted by Bill Plunkett in the Orange County Register:

Despite Byrnes' entry into the race, the general consensus is that New York Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler remains the favorite for the job. Eppler was a finalist for the job when the Angels hired Dipoto four years ago. He's also a Southern California native.

There is also the question of hierarchy, which is ever shifting throughout baseball, with no real uniform design. The Dodgers have a president of baseball operations in Friedman as well as a general manager in Farhan Zaidi, in addition to Byrnes, while other teams have just a traditional GM.

With the offseason fast approaching, we'll probably find out the Angels' choice soon enough, and whether or not the Dodgers will have more turnover this winter.