Originally posted on Angelswin  |  Last updated 11/29/11
By Jonathan Northrop - Angelswin.com Columnist…which brings us to the last part of this Offseason Primer: the bullpen. But never fear, my faithful readers, because--considering that these articles became longer than I expected (I couldn’t help diving into the history of the team)--I will write an eighth part as summation, looking in particular at the Angels right now and what we might expect for the next year or two. But first, the ‘pen… Stoneman’s Legacy If there was one aspect of the GMing business that former Angels GM Bill Stoneman (1999-2007) was good at, it was—no, I’m not talking about holding onto prospects, no matter how good or mediocre they are—assembling a good bullpen. Starting with 2011 and going back to Stoneman’s first year as GM (1999), here is how the Angels’ bullpen has ranked in the AL (14 teams) in runs per game, with Stoneman’s years in bold: 2, 7, 10, 5, 5, 5, 4, 2, 2, 5, 1, 4, 9, 4 In other words, during Stoneman’s reign, the Angels had a top five bullpen i
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