Angels GM Who Built 2002 Series Winner Steps Down
Notched four playoff teams in eight years
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Oct 15, 2007 11:08 PM CDT
Anaheim Angels from left to right, Troy Glaus, left, and catcher Bengie Molina and pitcher Troy Percival react after the Angels won the World Series in this Oct. 27, 2002 fiel photo from Anaheim, Calif....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Angels will announce tomorrow that general manager Bill Stoneman will leave his post while staying with the team as a consultant, reports the Los Angeles Times. Stoneman gave instant credibility to a team that had only seen the playoffs three times in its previous four decades. Their only World Series win came in his third year on the job.

Stoneman joins other noteworthy GMs to step down at the close of the 2007 season: John Schuerholz of the Braves, Terry Ryan of the Twins, and Walt Jocketty of the Cardinals are also leaving. Stoneman is expected to be succeeded by an internal candidate, minor-league director Tony Reagins.