Posted September 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
Minnesota_twins_at_facc
Mike Scioscia will return for his 14th season as Los Angeles Angels manager next year, and he called speculation about his job security and alleged uneasy relationship with first-year general manager Jerry Dipoto ''ridiculous.'' Angels owner Arte Moreno told MLB.com in a phone call Saturday that Scioscia would return regardless of what happens in the team's remaining games. The Angels then went out and beat the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox 4-2 to move 2 1/2 games behind Oakland for the league's second wild card. Scioscia told reporters after the game that Moreno told him ''a long time ago'' that he would return in 2014. Scioscia, the longest tenured manager in the major leagues, signed a 10-year contract in January 2010 that runs through 2018.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Garret Anderson Interview with AngelsWin.com

Interview Conducted by David Saltzer - AngelsWin.com Senior Writer Angels great outfielder and color analyst spends a few minutes to talk with AngelsWin.com to talk a bit about his playing days, his transition to the broadcast booth, and on the phenom that is known at Mike Trout. Click below to watch our interview with GA. Garret Anderson Interviews with AngelsWin...

Angels, Santana are looking to finish strong

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For all anybody knows, Ervin Santana might be nearing the end of his Angels tenure. There could be one more start on his schedule, maybe two. If his career in an Angels uniform is indeed about to end, he can be soothed by the fact he's going out with his best stuff. In a season of inconsistency and unmet expectations, Santana is finishing with a flourish...

Moreno: Scioscia, Dipoto will be back next season

Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto will return next season, team owner Arte Moreno said Saturday. "Regardless of what happens the next 11 games, Mike Scioscia will 100 percent return," Moreno told MLB.com. "I have told him. He wants to come back, I want him to come back. He's been the manager of the Angels for 13 years....

For the Angels, it's about winning and waiting

ANAHEIM, Calif. After coming so far and playing so well down the stretch, it's almost a shame that the Angels' fate is not in their own hands. They've become scoreboard watchers, attentive not only to their games but also to the daily fortunes of the Oakland A's and Baltimore Orioles. A win isn't a win unless the A's or Orioles lose, too. But that's...

Angels win to stay in wild-card hunt

The way things are going for the Los Angeles Angels, it's difficult for Jered Weaver to focus on the fact that he is one victory away from his first 20-win season in the majors. Then again, the only reason the Angels still have a shot at a postseason berth is because their ace keeps winning. Weaver kept them within striking distance in the AL wild-card chase, posting his league...

Bobby Grich, Clyde Wright & Mark Gubicza Asked: "How Do You Learn Best?"

By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer ANAHEIM, CA -- Everyone has a preferred learning style. Teachers talk about audio-learners, visual-learners, and kinesthetic-learners: students who learn best by hearing something, seeing something, or doing something. While some people are multi-modal, most have one dominant learning style. With that in mind, one interesting...

Angels beat White Sox behind Haren

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Dan Haren earned his first win at home in more than a month, Mark Trumbo capped a four-run first inning with a two-run single and the Los Angeles Angels beat the White Sox 4-2 on Saturday night, trimming Chicago's AL Central lead to a half-game over Detroit. Haren (12-11) allowed two runs and six hits in six-plus innings, struck out four and walked one...

Angels 4, White Sox 1

Jered Weaver kept the Los Angeles Angels within striking distance in the AL wild-card chase, posting his league-leading 19th victory on Sunday with a 4-1 decision over the struggling Chicago White Sox. The White Sox lost their fifth in a row and led Detroit by a half-game in the AL Central. The Tigers lost the opener of their day-night doubleheader against Minnesota. Albert Pujols...

Angels beat White Sox behind Santana

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Ervin Santana struck out 11 while pitching seven innings of two-hit ball and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2 on Friday night to gain ground in the playoff race. Mike Trout and Kendrys Morales homered for Los Angeles, which pulled within 3 games of Oakland for the second AL wild card. The Athletics lost 2-1 to the New York Yankees in...

Torii Hunter would like to return to the Angels next season

Back in July, Torii Hunter mentioned that he wanted to return to the Angels next season or join the Yankees, Rangers or Dodgers. The Dodgers are no longer an option with an outfield of Matt Kemp Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford, but the Yankees and Rangers could potentially be options. But Hunter is not shy about telling people where he wants to be next season as he told Alden Gonzalez...

MIKE SCIOSCIA, JERRY DIPOTO TO SQUARE OFF IN THUNDERDOME

By John Taylor - AngelsWin.com Red Onion Contributor  Anaheim, CA – With rumors swirling around that a possible rift exists between Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, and General Manager Jerry Dipoto, team owner Arte Moreno has ordered the matter to be settled in a fight-to-the-death match that is to take place in the infamous Thunderdome located in Bartertown....

Game Recap 9/22/12 -- Teambuilding -- Angels 4 White Sox 2

This is a weird time of the season. Over the course of today I was routing for the Red Sox, Yankees and Mariners. This is the kind of thing that makes a Halo fan break out in hives. But in order for the Angels to make the playoffs, we all have to get a little dirty with our set of bedfellows. But non of it matters if the Angels don't take care of their own business. Tonight...

Torii Hunter Jr. to play two sports at Notre Dame

Commits for football and baseball

Game Recap 9/20/12: ErnestNOOO! - Rangers 3, Angels 1

To quote John McClane, "How can the same **** happen to the same guy twice?" Aside from the fact that this game might very well spell the end of the Angels' season, the only thing that anyone is going to remember this game for is Mike Scioscia once again pulling Zack Greinke during a great start in favor of Ernesto Frieri.  The same Ernesto Frieri who spoiled...

Bullpen has been consistent problem area for Angels

The Los Angeles Angels can't blame their offense anymore. The underperforming unit that led to the firing of long-time hitting coach Mickey Hatcher in May leads the majors in several offensive categories, including runs per game, since the start of June. They can't blame their rotation. A slump that claimed everyone but Jered Weaver for a seven-week stretch from late June...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.