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Angels owner admits Mike Scioscia's job is safe

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09:28 AM ET 09.23 | In the clubhouse, Mike Scioscia went about his business last week with not even the slightest trepidation about his future. To him, the biggest issue surrounding the Angels was a non-issue. He would be back as the manager, and the decision already had been made. In the front office, no one would say that. Not for weeks. Not until late Saturday, when Angels owner Arte Moreno abruptly yielded to the outside pressure to which he and his lieutenants had vowed not to yield. Scioscia is indeed coming back. Yet, for a management team whose big decisions in recent years at times have appeared impulsive, the management of the Scioscia issue came straight from the "what not to do" page of the public relations handbook ??? let an issue smolder when you could stamp it out, then react to douse the flames you could have prevented in the first place. The Angels had offered no public assurance to Scioscia, the foundation of the team for the most successful decade in franchise history, until after a week in which local and national reporters peppered the organization with questions. Moreno took a look at stories on the CBS Sports and Fox Sports websites Saturday, and all of a sudden an organization that had pledged not to respond to what it called speculative stories decided to respond. "I've known all along that I am not changing my manager," Moreno told the team website.

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September 23, 2012  09:31 AM ET

Scioscia is not the Angels problem. He's one of the best managers in the game. Getting rid of him would be reactionary and wouldn't address their real problem (the bullpen).

September 23, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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Scioscia is a super manager, one of the few who makes a real difference in his team, but his time may have expired in Anaheim. It may be time for a change. If so, another team (Detroit, Boston) would snatch him up in minutes.

You beat me to it Abe.....I was ready to type the exact same thing.....

September 23, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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Scioscia is not the Angels problem. He's one of the best managers in the game. Getting rid of him would be reactionary and wouldn't address their real problem (the bullpen).

^^^^^^^^^^^^this +7

September 23, 2012  09:35 AM ET

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September 23, 2012  09:47 AM ET

Their season just continues to prove what most already know..you can't always buy a championship.

September 23, 2012  10:02 AM ET

He's not going anywhere. He's got a big contract and a big brain.

September 23, 2012  10:02 AM ET

The two teams who stole all of the headlines at the winter meetings the Marlins and Angels with their high profile signings may both get what they deserve nothing, for trying to buy their way into the playoffs.

September 23, 2012  10:11 AM ET

Angels, Marlins, Were The Kings of the Winter Meetings, just goes to show you how dumb the baseball analysts on MLB and ESPN are and Detroit placed a close third, Guess what The Chisox were picked apart and they are in first place, go figure!!!

September 23, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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Angels, Marlins, Were The Kings of the Winter Meetings, just goes to show you how dumb the baseball analysts on MLB and ESPN are and Detroit placed a close third, Guess what The Chisox were picked apart and they are in first place, go figure!!!

It's not da Fault of the analysts, they suffered from paralysis by analysis!!!

September 23, 2012  12:01 PM ET

The only place i could ever see Scioscia leaving for his his old team the Dodgers.

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September 23, 2012  12:48 PM ET

He'd be a hot commodity if he were let go by Moreno.

September 23, 2012  02:26 PM ET
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Their season just continues to prove what most already know..you can't always buy a championship.

Yes, I agree. TX has been trying the last 3 years....alot of wins...but still no championships.

September 23, 2012  02:27 PM ET
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The two teams who stole all of the headlines at the winter meetings the Marlins and Angels with their high profile signings may both get what they deserve nothing, for trying to buy their way into the playoffs.

Still a bit pissed for losing Pujols?

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September 24, 2012  07:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Scioscia is a super manager, one of the few who makes a real difference in his team, but his time may have expired in Anaheim. It may be time for a change. If so, another team (Detroit, Boston) would snatch him up in minutes.

is not how he manages, is how things had gone this season, then again sciocia is my favorite manager in the big leagues, the angels have everything to do more than what they have done, and if the hitters refuse to use the basics that's not mike sciocia's fault, mark trumbo loves to swing at the first pitch forget the patience at the plate, albert pujols refuse to select the right pitch and likely he would grounded into a double play,,,

 
September 24, 2012  08:00 PM ET
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He's not going anywhere. He's got a big contract and a big brain.

nothing is secure in this world not even the life,,, contract o9r no contract if the owner changes his mind things could get ugly by next season,,,

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