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Angels finally delivering on promise

With essentially the same roster, the Angels have gone from a below .500 team last year to a playoff club this season, writes Rob.

Originally Published: September 17, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

On November 1, 1999, Bill Stoneman took over as general manager of the Anaheim Angels. On November 18, Stoneman hired Mike Scioscia to manage the Angels. In Stoneman's (and Scioscia's) first season, the Angels improved 12 games, to 82-80. But in Stoneman's (and Scioscia's) second season, the Angels declined seven games, to 75-87. While there certainly were positive signs in Anaheim, the Angels weren't anybody's pick to challenge for the American League West championship.

Well, guess who's ...

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