Category: Mike Scioscia

Mike Scioscia: Expectations are Still the Same After Josh Hamilton Signing, but the Focus Should be on Starting Rotation

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

In the battle for offseason headlines in Los Angeles, the Angels sure made their presence felt last week. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim made the big splash last Thursday when they outbid all of baseball for Josh Hamilton, signing the outfielder to a five-year deal worth $125 million. The ...

Mike Scioscia Admits that Angels Spring Training is ‘Different’ with Albert Pujols, Hoping New Offensive Power will Support Pitching Staff

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim went out this off-season and looked to address their lineup problems by adding a power bat. Albert Pujols was just what the doctor ordered for Mike Scioscia and an Angels pitching staff that lacked run support all season last year. This season the Halos ...

Could the Los Angeles Angels Be the Philadelphia Eagles of Major League Baseball?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

A decent season the year prior. A slew of big-name offseason acquisitions. A plethora of media hype. Could it be that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are simply a "Dream Team" statement away from going down the same path as the Philadelphia Eagles? Angels manager Mike Scioscia hopes not, after ...

Acquisition of Albert Pujols Surprises Even Mike Scioscia

Friday, December 9th, 2011

The free-agent signing of Albert Pujols by the Los Angeles Angels was a huge shocker on Thursday, even if it was eventually overshadowed by the Chris Paul/NBA debacle. Even Angels manager Mike Scioscia says he was surprised, because just about everyone around the Angels organization thought Pujols was out of ...

Mike Scioscia Calls The Fall Off Of Scott Kazmir ‘Mind Boggling,’ Feels Angels Have A Championship Caliber Ball Club

Monday, June 20th, 2011

A shift of power has taken place over the last few seasons in the AL West. A division in which the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim had a stronghold over the last few years. The Angels have given way to the Texas Rangers, who reached the World Series last year, ...

Despite Missing Out on Major Offseason Acquisitions, Angels Believe They’re Contenders

Friday, February 25th, 2011

For a while there, the Los Angeles Angels seemed like the only contenders from the America League West. With Mike Sciosca at the helm, a solid pitching staff and a reliable Vladimir Guerrero in the lineup, the division was theirs to lose. Then they lost it. And then some. The Angles, ...

Mike Scioscia: “We Know We Have a Championship Caliber Team”

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Long known for its core group of players including John Lackey, Vladimir Guerrero and Chone Figgins, the perennial AL West favorite Los Angeles Angels (of Anaheim) look a lot different this season - and may no longer be the favorites. Those players are gone and have been replaced by younger, ...

A Whole Bunch of MLB Managers From Out West

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

With pitchers and catchers already having reported to all 32 Major League Baseball clubs, let's tune in to what four skippers from the AL West and NL West have to say for themselves and their ball clubs as the 2009 edition of MLB Spring Training gets set to begin in ...