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Angels cut ties with fourth key front-office executive

Oct 9, 2011, 9:38 AM EDT

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The Halos are shaking things up in a major way.

From beat writer Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times comes word that the Angels have cut ties with another member of their front office, this time letting go director of player development Abe Flores.

General manager Tony Reagins resigned a couple days after the conclusion of the regular season. The very next week, longtime assistant GM Ken Forsch and special assistant Gary Sutherland were both fired. That’s four front-office executives canned in 10 days. The “Rally Monkey” better watch its back.

Flores was with the Angels for a whole decade, beginning in 2001 as the club’s manager of baseball operations. He was promoted to player development director in ’07 and spent the last four years in that role.

The Angels finished 89-73 this season, 10 games back of the Rangers in the American League West.

  1. legacybroken - Oct 9, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Maybe its just society.

  2. cosanostra71 - Oct 9, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Unless Sciosca goes there will not be much if any change in the players they bring in

  3. Old Gator - Oct 9, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    This is almost as much fun as the Saturday Night Massacre during the Watergate scandal.

  4. pipkin42 - Oct 9, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    All these guys are being canned after an 89 win season. As an Orioles fan I would KILL for an 89 win season.

    • Old Gator - Oct 9, 2011 at 8:30 PM

      Forget it, Pipkin…it’s Chinatown….

    • jimbo1949 - Oct 9, 2011 at 11:33 PM

      Angels 2011 record was 86/76 not 89/73 as stated above

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