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Friday, October 31, 2014

Articles tagged: Mike Scioscia

Mike Scioscia: Josh Hamilton not the same player he was with Rangers

Mike Scioscia isn’t exactly thrilled with the type of production — or lack thereof — he’s received from Josh Hamilton. Hamilton is only hitting .216 with a .630 OPS since the All-Star break and went 1-for-5 with 4 strikeouts Friday against the Rangers. That prompted Scioscia to say Saturday that Hamilton isn’t the player he…Read More

Mike Scioscia did not want Mike Trout doing Home Run Derby

Mike Trout was hearing it from many of his fellow All-Stars on Monday in Minnesota about not being a part of the Home Run Derby, and the guy had to pass the buck onto his manager. Trout is one of the biggest stars in the game and, with 22 home runs on the season (fourth…Read More

Torii Hunter, Albert Pujols nearly fought during Angels team meeting

Torii Hunter wanted to fight Albert Pujols during a Los Angeles Angels team meeting last season, according to a report. Scott Miller at CBS Sports has a lengthy article full of strong reporting about the Angels. The article touches on the influence of Angels owner Arte Moreno, and casts the owner as a meddling, negative…Read More

Mike Scioscia does not believe Yasiel Puig should be an All-Star

Los Angeles Dodgers rookie phenom Yasiel Puig has taken baseball by storm over the past month. The 22-year-old Cuban hit four home runs in his first 5 games in the big leagues. He is hitting .430 over a 29-game span and his defense has arguably been better than his bat. Puig looks like a lock…Read More

Mike Scioscia: Albert Pujols is only playing at 70 percent

Albert Pujols has been hitting the ball well for the Angels this season, which is even more impressive given his health limitations. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday that Pujols, 33, is playing at only 70 percent health. “You know, Albert’s going to give you what he has,” Scioscia said, via MLB.com. “If he has…Read More

Mike Scioscia hurting Angels with his sacrifice bunt-happy ways

Mike Scioscia used to be lauded for his smallball managerial style, but it’s time to recognize that the approach is hurting the team. The Los Angeles Angels have gone 1-2 to start the season. People like to say it’s too early to overreact, but it’s not too early for me to point out some poor…Read More

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