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Wed, 15 May 2013 12:46:09 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim owner Arte Moreno indicated that manager Mike Scioscia is not on the hot seat despite the team's franchise-worst start to the season. Scioscia has more than $25 million left on his current contract that runs through the 2018 season. "Mike has zero problems, OK?" Moreno told FoxSports.com. "This is his 14th year. Mike goes beyond what he does on the field. He's a good person. He's a good person in the community, a very good baseball guy. You don't have to ask me. You just ask other managers, other baseball people."
Wed, 15 May 2013 11:27:18 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim owner Arte Moreno said the chances that his organization would make an in-season replacement of manager Mike Scioscia are "right now, zero." Scioscia is one of the game's highest-paid skippers and has a deal that runs through 2018, so there is significant disincentive for the owner to fire him, per Jon Paul Morosi. Some observers also believe that Moreno would fear the possibility that the Los Angeles Dodgers may eventually fire Don Mattingly and could then hire Scioscia. The owner of the Angels wants to avoid doing anything that would help a market rival. When asked about the theory, Moreno denied that the scenario would affect his decision.
Fantasy Tip: The Halos clearly need something to change. Perhaps it's not personnel, but they need to figure out what that is soon, or it'll be virtually impossible to compete in a tough AL West. SP Jered Weaver (elbow) may be a boon to the club's awful rotation but won't be back for a few weeks. The dynamic of PT could change, eventually, if the Halos don't pull out of this dive, so fantasy owners should be on alert.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:54:59 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said with OF Mark Trumbo as the team's primary designated hitter, he'll find it much easier to use 1B Albert Pujols and OF Josh Hamilton in the DH role in order to rest them throughout the long season.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:28:15 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia prefers to hit OF Josh Hamilton in the cleanup spot behind 1B Albert Pujols because has the better on-base percentage, and it would make sense for Hamilton to be hitting with Pujols on base. Scioscia doesn't think Hamilton, who saw the fewest percentage of fastballs last year (44.6) percent), will see more fastballs if he was hitting in front of Pujols. "I think it's just a function of how Josh was pitched," Scioscia said. "Sometimes the pitches (hitters) see is not going to be contingent on who's behind him, it's just going to be how guys are trying to pitch to them. And with Josh, I think it was more that case than anything else."
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:32:07 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim owner Artie Moreno is said he be blaming general manager Jerry Dipoto for missing the playoffs and not blaming manager Mike Scioscia for the lack of postseason play.
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 09:55:00 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim general manager Jerry Dipoto said that manager Mike Scioscia's entire coaching staff will return for the 2013 season despite the team missing out on the playoffs.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 10:54:14 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim owner Arte Moreno said manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto would return to the team next year regardless of how the team finishes this season.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:08:53 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim may decide to fire manager Mike Scioscia if he does not make the playoffs and go deep into the playoffs.
Sat, 15 Sep 2012 00:34:32 -0700
Texas Rangers INF Maicer Izturis (rib) is available to play this weekend against the Kansas City Royals, but only on a limited basis, according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia. Izturis sustained a left rib strain on Sept. 8 against the Detroit Tigers, and he hasn't seen action since.
Sat, 08 Sep 2012 01:27:28 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Mark Trumbo batted seventh in the Angels' order Friday, Sept. 7, for the first time since May 4. Trumbo got the day off Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Oakland, but he's still mired in a horrid slump, so manager Mike Scioscia moved him down from sixth in the previous game to seventh, to take further pressure off him. Trumbo had been batting fourth or fifth for most of the season.