Uhhh...why are you Criticizing Scioscia for his lack of managing the offence when we scored 8 runs today and still lost.
Our offense isn't the problem, our bullpen needs to be fixed or we aren't going anywhere.
Jerry Dipoto needs to find some quality bullpen arms somehow ( I was hopeing he would address it before the trade deadline), and Mike Sciocia needs to learn how to manage a bullpen better.BTW the old-timers Hawkings and Isringhausing need to stay away from high leverage situations.
If those things happen we should make the playoffs.
cartman09 has got a Mike Scioscia jones!
A likely Cy, MVP, ROY, a starting pitching staff unrivaled (on paper) by none, Puljols, Trumbo, Hunter, Morales, 165M dollars spent and 6 lousy games over .500? What is that?! What other manager has ever done so little with so much? And that's not even counting last years September collapse. He has failed miserably for three seasons now.
What a dilemma the FO has though;
They don't want to fire him because if they do he becomes the Dodgers marketing plan for 2013. He won't quit because there's surely a non-compete in that 10 year contract if he does.
The real question is will Arte ultimately put more value on his 165M yearly payroll and the championships he's assembled the talent to earn or worry about creating a marketing coup for the Dodgers with their homecoming queen at the helm for 2013?
IMO Arte should just get it over with, it was a good plan with the 10 year contract to delay the inevitable - but really who cares if he goes to LA besides a Dodger fan doing what they do best living in the past? Is this what the average Angel fan is now - some yesteryear glorifier?
All this winningest manager drivel from the sycophants is laughable, of course he is he's managed more games with more payroll than anyone prior, and 2002 was a decade ago, I was there it was awesome but it's completely irrelavent to TODAY. Scioscia is just not a fit for the way this franchise is built anymore and it shows in the W/L, and has for three years now.
I've been opening the site everyday since April fully expecting to read the news the little feifdom of Mike is over...any day now, just do it Arte.