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Mike Scioscia wants return, but Angels owner declines comment

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09:39 AM ET 08.17 | As the Philadelphia Phillies fired the longest-tenured manager in the National League, the longest-tenured manager in the American League said he wants to remain with the Angels. "This is where I want to be," Mike Scioscia said Friday. "This is what I am committed to." No major league manager has served his current team longer than Scioscia, who is in his 14th season with the Angels. However, after winning the American League West five times in the first six full seasons under owner Arte Moreno, the Angels are on the verge of missing the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. After Friday's 8-2 loss to the Houston Astros, the Angels' .446 winning percentage is the lowest of Scioscia's tenure. Moreno, asked whether he had decided if Scioscia and General Manager Jerry Dipoto would return next season, declined comment through a team spokesman.

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August 17, 2013  09:42 AM ET

Mike has overstayed his welcome. That team needs a change.

August 17, 2013  10:01 AM ET

It didn't help that his owner and GM forgot what made them a good team in the first place...

But it's time for Mike to move on.

August 17, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Mike has overstayed his welcome. That team needs a change.

The problems on the Angels aren't of Scioscia's making, but he'll probably take the fall for them. He'll do well somewhere else.

August 17, 2013  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The problems on the Angels aren't of Scioscia's making, but he'll probably take the fall for them. He'll do well somewhere else.

Agreed. I'm sure he wasn't the one hashing out Prince Albert's contract or Josh "Don't Call Me Alexander" Hamilton's either.

August 17, 2013  11:47 AM ET
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Agreed. I'm sure he wasn't the one hashing out Prince Albert's contract or Josh "Don't Call Me Alexander" Hamilton's either.

He's also not the guy who built a team with a lot of "hitters" and no pitching. This team looks like it was built to win a lot of 12-10 games. Problem with that is when two of your hitters don't hit and your pitchers still can't pitch, you lose a lot of games.

August 17, 2013  11:51 AM ET

He won't be unemployed long if they fire him.

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August 17, 2013  11:59 AM ET
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Scioscia going back to the Dodgers?Could be.

With the run they're on? They'd be morons to make a change now.

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August 17, 2013  12:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

With the run they're on? They'd be morons to make a change now.

They are looking great, huh? Sorry about your Giants.






















Not really. : )

August 17, 2013  12:44 PM ET
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They are looking great, huh? Sorry about your Giants.Not really. : )

The Giants have won two of the last three World Series. The Dodgers are on a good regular season run. One is better than the other. A lot better.

August 17, 2013  12:44 PM ET

When your Good isn't Good anymore, it is time to be Gone.

August 17, 2013  01:50 PM ET
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The problems on the Angels aren't of Scioscia's making, but he'll probably take the fall for them. He'll do well somewhere else.

I'm betting Sandberg hopes Scioscia keeps his job.

August 17, 2013  02:06 PM ET

Why big Mike needs is a vacation!

August 17, 2013  06:34 PM ET

The owner and the GM are total jokes... I guess money doesn't buy everything you greedy psychos... Trade Trout and Trumbo and get them out of that joke of an organization... Free Mike...

August 18, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Artie Moreno to Sciosia and DiPoto, I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was going to blame you. If Sciocia doesn't return to Angels next year he will be managing next year. The Washington job will be open As Johnson has already said he was leaving at end of season. The nationals have a talented nucleus to build around. would be a good fit for Sciosia. He would enjoy getting back to NL.

August 18, 2013  08:47 AM ET

If sciosia would get Nationals job Trout and Trumbo would fit in nicely in Washington in outfield with harper. Whoever would get angels job would have their hands full trying to rebuild angels.

August 18, 2013  10:09 AM ET

The owner has set the Angles organization back at least 10 years with the signing of number 5,32, and paying a high rental price for Greinke.

August 19, 2013  12:53 PM ET

I wondered over and again how long it would take management to see the wolf in the hen house. This guy has been here 13 yrs toooo long. Adios mr mike go mess somebody else's team up. Your free paychecks are over.

 
August 19, 2013  04:15 PM ET

no body complained about sciosia when he was taking teams to post season for six years then moerno started bleeding off talent and signing big contracts the last two years while those signees underperformed. Sciosia not being brought back will probably be a blessing not yet seen. I'm sure the Dodgers won't fire Mattingly to accommodate Sciosia. there will be other openings

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