Reagins had several successes in his GM tenure, and he got a multiyear contract extension from the Angels in November 2009. Reagins signed outfielder Torii Hunter and traded for pitcher Jon Garland in his first few months on the job, and he picked up Mark Teixeira for the 2008 playoff push before acquiring standout starter Dan Haren last year.
But Reagins' disappointments apparently were more glaring.
After missing out on every big-name free agent last winter, he swung a trade for Wells, who batted just .218 with 25 homers while making more than $26 million in his first season with Los Angeles. Left-hander Scott Kazmir also was a hugely expensive disappointment, getting $14.5 million this season while making just one start before his release June 15.
Reagins also fired Eddie Bane, his respected director of scouting, last season after an apparent rift developed between the executives. Bane's department produced roughly half of the Angels' current roster, including rookie of the year candidate Mark Trumbo, top prospect Mike Trout and ace Jered Weaver.
Reagins was praised for signing Weaver to a five-year, $85 million extension earlier this season.
"We've had success, and we have a great group of young players coming up the pipeline," Reagins said. "I've seen a lot of those great young players on display this year, and the future is bright for the Angels organization. I think there's a lot to look forward to, and I think we've done well over the last four years."
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