Second-guessing Scioscia – Week 3 ☆

Welcome to Second-Guessing Scioscia! As you might have surmised, it is a look back at some of the questionable decisions that Mike Scioscia made in the last week. This isn’t because we dislike Scioscia, in fact, MWAH is officially pro-Scioscia. However, we do realize that Scioscia is not infallible and hope to use this series to bring light to the decisions in which Scioscia...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Don Baylor could rejoin Angels in limited role

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Don Baylor's presence is certainly missed in meetings, around the batting cage, and just overall throughout the Angels' clubhouse. The Angles hitting coach has been away from the team since Opening Day when he fractured his right femur while trying to catch the ceremonial pitch from former Angel Vladimir Guerrero. Baylor has been in contact with the coaching...
Via Fox Sports West
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Things get ugly late as Angels unravel in loss to A's

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia used his first replay challenge of the season, but like everything else that happened in the ninth inning Monday night, it didn't go very well. Scioscia didn't get an umpire's call at first base overturned, and the Angels, who were looking to go over .500 for the first time since opening day last season, imploded. They were...
Via Fox Sports West
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Help is on the way for roughed up Angels bullpen

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia has a lot of confidence in his bullpen. If you saw the team's opening series against Seattle, you may ask yourself, why? Collectively the Angels bullpen has given up 12 earned runs in 10 innings of work to start the 2014 season but help is on the way. Wednesday afternoon, relievers Sean Burnett and Dane De La Rosa each went through...
Via Fox Sports West
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Baylor to keep up active role with Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Angels hitting coach Don Baylor is still resting in a hospital after surgery to repair a broken left femur, but he plans on staying in daily communication with the team during his recovery period, manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday. Scioscia visited with Baylor on Wednesday afternoon, and several players and coaches also dropped by UCI Medical Center before the...
Via Fox Sports West
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia, Angels face tough decisions as final cuts loom

LOS ANGELES -- The final cuts are always the toughest. Some time in the next couple of days, Angels manager Mike Scioscia will have to decide on a final 25-man roster for the start of the regular season. It's not going to be easy. The Angels are enjoying a very excellent spring, but it means difficult choices, which Scioscia conceded Thursday night after a 7-5 win over the Dodgers...
Via Fox Sports West
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels, Cubs trade sons of Mike Scioscia and Wayne Gretzky

If your last name is Gretzky or Scioscia in Los Angeles, sports fans will recount days of hockey and baseball greatness in Tinsel Town in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  In addition to Lakers Show Time success, there were good hockey and baseball in town and many remember Wayne Gretzky (Los Angeles Kings, NHL Western Conference Champions 1993) and Mike Scioscia (Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Reading Between The Seams
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Scioscia's job security, Hamilton's return to form

The March 19th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Scioscia's job security, Hamilton's return to form and much more... The Story: Mike Scioscia is on the hot seat entering 2014. The Monkey Says: To a certain extent, yes, but I think Dipoto goes before Scioscia does. After all, Dipoto is on the last year of his contract and Moreno has not...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Things to Look For from Mike Scioscia in 2014

What Have Ya Done for Me Lately?by Joe Tevelowitz, AngelsWin.com Columnist -Four years might not seem like a long playoff drought for a team like the Kansas City Royals, who haven't been in the postseason since their '85 Championship run, or the Toronto Blue Jays, with a chilly two decades sitting at home in October (I assume Toronto is chilly in October, because I assume...
Via Angelswin
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

So why do the Angels suck?

Over the weekend, various reports have emerged suggesting that the Angels are likely to fire either GM Jerry DiPoto or longtime manager Mike Scioscia in the wake of their disastrous 2013 season. While Scioscia denies that there is an abnormal rift between the field staff and the front office, there’s enough smoke here to believe […]
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

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