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Bill Stoneman to Step Down

Bill Stoneman will be replaced by Angels farm director Tony Reagins as the Angels' GM. Stoneman will stay on with the team as a consultant.

By my count, this is the seventh general manager changes this offseason (Braves, Pirates, Marlins, Astros, Cardinals, Twins and now Angels) that has featured changes at the top for three of the last five World Series winners, plus two of the better organizations in baseball in Atlanta and Minnesota. It's strange.

As for Stoneman, he never built teams in the way I would've built them - his teams were built around high-average hitters and no-name relievers with wicked stuff - but his success since the Angels started winning in 2002 speaks for itself, and with a strong core of young players now arriving in the majors, the Angels look poised to win or even dominate the AL West for the next several years.