The Tony Reagins project officially coming to a halting end signaled an offseason for the Angels that could propel them into success or, clearly, into peril.
Overachieving at 86-76 this season, the Angels cannot feel content or comfortable.
In the Arte Moreno era, the team and its fanbase have grown accustomed to winning ballgames, winning five division titles in the last 11 years, as well as a World Series title in 2002.
A blend of a dominant farm system, a wealthy and dynamic fanbase and an owner willing to spend the big money to lock down top-notch free agents has changed the culture in Anaheim.
This is not the team that consistently lost 90-plus games in the '90s, including epic performances like the one in 1995, when the Angels blew a 10-game lead in the second half to the Seattle Mariners.
What was once a joke of a ballclub best known for a semi-star in Wally Joyner and the mullet of Chuck Finley is now a team with the ability to draw players like Vladimir Guerrero.
With Reagins out of the picture, the team will be looking to manager Mike Scioscia to land a splash or deliver a trade that'll clear up the indiscretions of past GM Reagins.