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HBT Daily: How much longer does Mike Scioscia have?

May 14, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

That and some thoughts about Bryce Harper hitting that fence, bro.

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  1. bigharold - May 14, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Doom Watch anyone??

  2. randygnyc - May 14, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Not much. Tic toc.

  3. rickdobrydney - May 14, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    That Ex-Dodger has to go —–

  4. realgone2 - May 14, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    2002 was 11 years ago. Adios…..

  5. xpensivewinos - May 14, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    I can take or leave Scioscia, but isn’t DiPoto the one who built this team and foolishly spent Artie Moreno’s money? How is that on Scioscia?

    Scoiscia had some previous success. This team has gone in the toilet since DiPoto took over.

    • paperlions - May 14, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      Nope, that was Moreno foolishly spending his own money. He was the one behind both the Pujols and Hamilton signings…not the GM.

      • youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain - May 14, 2013 at 6:43 PM

        Paperlions speaks the truth. Look no further than the owner when casting blame for this geriatric roster.

  6. nolakrlvr - May 14, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Don’t forget Reagins contributions, he and Dipoto are responsible for the players acquired the last few years and they haven’t done too well judging talent.

  7. loyalroyaldad - May 14, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Where does one begin? Does the blame lie with the GM who got the players-or with the coach who manages the players given to him? Tricky to answer, but you have to consider that Mike Sciosia has been a great manager for many years-then the Angels decide they want to be like the Yankees and buy all these rediculous contracts of players who lost their blue-collar desire to perform a long time ago. At a very distant glance, I think you look at the GM-and not Sciosia, but definitely Sciosia if he had any say in acquiring Hamilton, Pujols, and any other over the hill, over-paid ballplayer.

  8. asimonetti88 - May 14, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    I see we are assuming DiPoto is the one who made the decisions on Pujols and Hanilton.

    • thebadguyswon - May 14, 2013 at 4:59 PM

      Exactly. Hamilton was forced on DiPoto by Moreno. He was pissed he missed out on Greinke and insisted they make a splash.

  9. JustMeMike - May 14, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Now I don’t know who wanted to sign Pujols and Hamilton. Artie? DiPoto, or Scioscia. But do we blame Scioscia for Hamilton hitting 212 and Albert P hitting 234. Shouldn’t we lay that at the feet of the hitting coach.

    And who was responsible for letting Haren, E.Santana, and GREINKE leave?.

    Aybar has played in only 16 games and Callaspo only 19. Iannetta is batting only 198.

    Is Scioscia to blame for Hamilton only NOW saying he’s been sick for two weeks.

    Scioscia is at fault for somethings – why is Trout batting second? Didn’t Hunter flourish batting behind Trout and ahead of Albert last year. Why not move Trout back to leadoff and insert Bourjos 2nd, or Kendrick second.

    Do we blame Scioscia for having Weaver for just 2 starts.

    Why isn’t anyone looking at the pitching and pitching coach – aside from Blanton – everyone pitcher on the team is walking far too many batters. The TEAM K’s to BB’s is UNDER 2 to 1. The TEAM WHIP is 1.47 – only 1 team in all of baseball is worse – the Astros.

    Artie should fire DiPoto and a couple of coaches, and put Scioscia on notice that without improvement – he’ll follow them out the door after the season.

  10. moogro - May 14, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Harper’s wall crash was just silly. He looked like Hamilton looks lately in his bad twisty route, coupled with not knowing where the wall was at all. At least Hamilton knows where the wall is and plays the carom.

  11. thesmedman - May 14, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Maybe it’s just me, but who would you replace him with? There’s no one “waiting in the wings” that I could think would work this team around. Torre did not like the LA area. I can’t think of anyone else that might be good. Valentine is likely not a viable candidate for any job after last year. LaRussa is not managing.

    Bowa might be an interesting choice. He’s familiar with that area…

    I might say Jim Fregosi, too, since he is a former Angel and he does have a track record of working well with veteran teams. He is well regarded.

    Can current coaches apply for a manager job if it opens during the season?

  12. markofapro - May 14, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    It’s the owners fault. Always has been, always will be. You have to put the right people in the right place to succeed. Moron hasn’t done that.

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