Some of us called for his head last year. We're just going through the same process again this season. Fail.
At some point, the manager has to be held accountable. Some will say they are signing guys that are too old, past their prime, etc, and will blame the GM, but the fact is they are underperforming, plain and simple. Even if guys are slightly past their prime, they are still very good. It's like every hitter who comes to the Angels magically loses their situational hitting ability. Same story every year. Terrible with RISP.
And on top of that, it just seems like Scioscia has totally gone away from his old style that was successful. They don't steal or hit and run nearly as much. They used to really pressure the opposing defense, and now it's just sit back and wait for the big hit, that usually never comes.
I personally think it's too early to call for Mike's head right now, but it's probably his last season if this doesn't turn around. Wouldn't mind seeing Butch get shown the door though. This staff should not be as bad as it is.
Last edited by HockeyMariner88; April 11th, 2013 at 07:10 PM.
Scioscia's head should have been on the platter as soon as he tried that stupid squeeze play with Reggie Willits at third with Ericka Aybar bunting in the playoffs vs. Boston.
Mike Butcher is a terrible pitching coach...just look at the bullpen the last few years.
It looks like the coach will be let go soon. He had a good run but the moves that the Angels did in the off season were mind blowing and someone will have to take the fall and it will be the coach. Not sure how many years it will take to get back into the playoffs, most likely another 7. Trout will be in NY by then. Sad but true.