A member of the Toronto Blue Jays' brain trust could be headed west.
The Angels have been without an general manager since Jerry DiPoto resigned from his post on July 1. Bill Stoneman, the team's GM from 2000 to 2007, has been brought in as the interim GM.
LaCava, 54, has been with the Jays since 2002. He became the team's assistant GM in 2007 and was given the portfolio of director of player development by general manager Alex Anthopoulos in 2009. In 2010, it was reported that LaCava declined the general manager position with the Baltimore Orioles.
A native of Oakmont, Pennsylvania, LaCava does have history with the Angels' organization, having begun his management career as a scout with the team in 1989.
Brown came over to the Blue Jays in 2009 after coming over from the Washington Nationals where he had been the director of scouting since 2002 when the team was still the Montreal Expos. Anthopoulos worked under Brown with the Expos.
Brown, who also spent several years in the scouting department of the Pittsburgh Pirates, interviewed for the New York Mets' vacant GM position in 2011 that eventually went to Sandy Alderson.