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Angels' wins silence the usual rumors about Mike Scioscia's future
Angels' wins silence the usual rumors about Mike Scioscia's future

The rumors resurfaced annually, as the Angels' most recent postseason appearance — in 2009 —became an increasingly distant memory. Maybe Mike Scioscia had become stale after so long in one job — 15 seasons, the longest-tenured manager in the major leagues. If he couldn't get a team with an exorbitant payroll into the playoffs, surely his days as their manager had to be numbered. General Manager Jerry Dipoto quashed that speculation in August 2012, and owner Arte Moreno gave Scioscia the dreaded vote of confidence in May of last year, before the injury-plagued Angels compiled their worst season in a decade. Still, Scioscia's status wasn't clear...

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