The Los Angeles Angels hired Perry Minasian as general manager earlier this month and he's ready to bring the club back to the playoffs.

The Angels are coming off five consecutive losing seasons and their worst two-year stretch by winning percentage in nearly three decades.

"One of things that makes this job so intriguing is this is not a 100-loss team,'' Minasian said. "This is not a 5-, 7-, 10-year rebuild. This is going to be a competitive club. I think it's an outstanding mix of veteran players with some youth on the horizon, and obviously, the manager speaks for himself. I think he's one of the best managers in baseball. This whole organization is on the cusp of doing some really great things."