Fresh off yet another victory in a power struggle with his own front office,
In an annual
Scioscia, the longest-tenured manager in baseball, has one
On Monday, reports from Fox Sports detailed tensions between Scioscia and then-General Manager
Which makes Scioscia's ranking as one of the top tacticians in the majors all the more surprising. The Angels had the second-fewest defensive shifts in the AL last season. This year, they have the third-most blown saves and the second-worst stolen base percentage in the AL.
Disagreement between Scioscia and the front office is nothing new. Dipoto’s predecessor,
But if the recent conflict between Dipoto and Scioscia demonstrated anything, it is that the manager has the support of Moreno and his players. According to the initial Fox Sports story, superstar first baseman Albert Pujols sided with Scioscia in a team meeting with Dipoto.