Originally posted on NBC Los Angeles  |  Last updated 9/30/11
Tony Reagins resigned as general manager of the Los Angeles Angels Friday after the team failed to make the playoffs for the second straight season. “In moving forward, we felt a change was needed," said owner Arte Moreno, according to the Los Angeles Times. Reagins took over for Bill Stoneman after the 2007 season. The Angels won the AL West in his first two seasons, losing to Boston in the 2008 division series and the New York Yankees in the 2009 AL championship series. Despite starting this season with baseball's fourth-highest payroll at $139 million, Los Angeles went 86-76 and finished 10 games behind Texas in the AL West and five behind Tampa Bay in the wild-card race. The Angels said Reagins will remain with the team as a special assistant to chairman Dennis Kuhl. The Angels ended 2011 on a four-game losing streak, including a sweep at the hands of the Rangers to finish out the season. In four seasons with Reagins at the helm the Angels went 363-285 in the regular season.
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