Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Scioscia confident he will return?
By Doug Mittler
Conventional wisdom says someone will pay the price for the Los Angeles Angels' disappointing season, but who will it be?
Last month, Jon Morosi reported the Angels are expected to have either a new manager or a new GM next season because of "ongoing philosophical differences." But according to a report late Monday night from Ken Rosenthal, Manager Mike Scioscia is expressing confidence to friends that he will remain as manager.
Where that leaves GM Jerry Dipoto, whose contract runs through the 2014 season, is unclear. The Angels have been strongly criticized for the mega-signings of Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, those deals may have been forced on Dipoto by owner Arte Moreno.
While it is a case of too-little-too-late, the Angels have won 18 of their last 24 games.
If Scioscia were to be fired, he would likely move to the head of the class for any potential job openings. One potential fit could be Washington, where Davey Johnson plans to retire.