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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Articles tagged: Mike Scioscia

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 “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

Mike Scioscia Not Yet Willing to Call Mike Napoli Trade a Disaster

Apparently there’s one person in the world who doesn’t think the Angels made an awful trade by dealing Mike Napoli for Vernon Wells: Mike Scioscia. The Angels manager, a former defensive star catcher with the Dodgers, was always said to be dissatisfied with Napoli’s shortcomings as a catcher. The team ignored his ability as a…Read More

Scioscia Probably Cost the Angels John Lackey in Free Agency

One of the most controversial moments from Game 5 in Anaheim on Thursday night came when manager Mike Scioscia removed starter John Lackey from the game in the 7th. Considering Darren Oliver came on in relief and gave up a 3-run double to Mark Teixeira on his first pitch and a game-tying RBI single to…Read More

The Squeeze Was the Perfect Call

I’m over the Game 4 loss by the Angels to the Red Sox that ended their season, eliminating them from the playoffs. It certainly does sting that Jon Lester was brilliant in both Game 1 and Game 4 after I trashed him earlier in the season. Boy do I look like a dope. There are…Read More

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