Tony Reagins Reportedly Knew Blue Jays Would Trade Mike Napoli to Rangers
I don’t even have words to explain how much I’m fuming right now. We’ve already been over how Mike Napoli’s unbelievable season cost former Angels GM Tony Reagins his job more than Vernon Wells’ failures in Anaheim. Now I have to hear that Reagins not only gave up Napoli in an awful trade with Toronto, but that he had a good idea they would flip him to Texas.
In a column published on MLB.com Sunday evening, Peter Gammons says “former general manager Tony Reagins confided that he had a pretty good idea that when he traded Mike Napoli to Toronto that the Blue Jays would likely flip him to Texas.”
You know what’s worse than acquiring the worst contract in baseball while seeing one of the players you traded blow up? Trading said player while knowing he was going to end up with your main competition for the division title. That just shows you how little the Angels thought of Napoli, regardless of what Mike Scioscia says. And if Tony Reagins knew the Rangers were likely to acquire Mike Napoli from Toronto, then there is no doubt he deserved to lose his job for making such an awful trade.
via OC Angels Blog