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  1. $2 million not enough for Scotty Pods

    Rob Neyer

    A little lesson in humility from Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness: After Scott Podsednik came to the Dodgers from Kansas City in late July, he hit an underwhelming .262/.313/.336 (79 OPS+) in 160 plate appearances with below-average defense and a net...

    Blog | January 28, 2011
  2. If Godzilla's benched in an empty forest ...

    Rob Neyer

    Just another thing that's gone wrong for the Angels this season. Bill Plunkett: Angels manager Mike Scioscia's defense of Hideki Matsui has been far more consistent this season than Matsui's production. With Matsui in the depths of yet another slum...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  3. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are so excited about "Toy Story 3," they can hardly contain themselves! If Mike Scioscia were really a great manager, he'd have thought of this before losing his best hitter for the season. Buried in this human-interest story is a...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  4. Will Angels' Wood ever develop?

    Rob Neyer

    Brandon Wood is struggling. Mike Scioscia's not ready to pull the plug, and (for obvious reasons) isn't going to tell us when he might pull the plug. Aaron Gleeman with a quick summary: Wood has been a well-known and generally highly touted prospec...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  5. 3B is Brandon Wood's to lose

    Rob Neyer

    Is Brandon Wood finally going to play every day for the big club? According to Mike Scioscia, yes. Here's Craig: Mike Scioscia more or less confirmed what folks who think a lot about baseball had been hoping for: Brandon Wood will break Angels' cam...

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  6. Who belongs on managerial Mt. Rushmore?

    Rob Neyer

    Prompted by a quote from Mike Scioscia about Bobby Cox belonging on a "Mt. Rushmore of managers," Big League Stew wonders who would appear on such a monument ... If you go by the list of all-time wins, Cox would be included with 1,930 victories and...

    Blog | February 19, 2010
  7. Will October sked really be tightened?

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, it turns out that Mike Scioscia wasn't the only baseball man who thought this year's postseason schedule was screwy. Bud Selig does, too! "We're going to change it," Selig said. "I don't disagree with Mike Scioscia. I think he was right, so we...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  8. Tracy and Scioscia the easy choices

    Rob Neyer

    No real surprises here, huh? Jim Tracy of Colorado has won the NL Manager of the Year award and Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels has been selected for the AL honor. Tracy became the second manager to win the award after taking over in mid...

    Blog | November 18, 2009
  9. Blaming Scioscia for Angels' exit

    Rob Neyer

    Is it the manager's fault when players who usually play intelligently suddenly start playing stupidly? Yeah, maybe just a little bit. This much, though? Matthew Pouliot:Because Guerrero and Alex Rodriguez shined in the ALCS, Figgins perhaps now stand...

    Blog | October 26, 2009
  10. Does Fuentes have tenuous hold on job?

    Rob Neyer

    Oh, this is delicious, as there's nothing like a brewing closer controversy as we approach October. From the O.C. Register's Mark Saxon: Manager Mike Scioscia met with closer Brian Fuentes in his office with the door closed for 25 minutes be...

    Blog | September 14, 2009
  11. More Angels on base

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by David Pinto Since the start of the 2002 season, the first in which Mike Scioscia took the Angels to the playoffs, the team that plays in Anaheim owns the third-best record in the majors, 709-528. That .573 winning percentage only trails th...

    Blog | August 04, 2009
  12. Scioscia leaves power on bench

    Rob Neyer

    Steve Bisheff is wondering why the Angels don't get more power in the lineup ... Mike Scioscia's loyalty knows no bounds. At least when it comes to Maicer Izturis. You've heard of guys having a man crush? Well, Scioscia has a manager&#...

    Blog | June 15, 2009
  13. Wood's up (finally), but will he play?

    Rob Neyer

    The Angels have made a great roster move ... so why isn't Steve Bisheff happy? So the Angels finally come to their senses and start calling around, finding out what free agent pitchers might be available. Better yet, they recall Brandon Wood fro...

    Blog | April 22, 2009
  14. No tangible evidence about 'intangibles'

    Rob Neyer

    What's the problem with "intangibles"? There's no evidence to suggest they make a difference.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2006
  15. No Percival? Scioscia made the wrong call

    Rob Neyer

    Mike Scioscia wanted to save Troy Percival for after the Angels got the lead. Of course, they never got it back.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2002
  16. Angels finally delivering on promise

    Rob Neyer

    With essentially the same roster, the Angels have gone from a below .500 team last year to a playoff club.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2002