There have been more people out for Mike Scioscia to be fired this season than anyone else in Major League Baseball. The Los Angeles Angels manager has been on the hot seat of public opinion if nothing else. Now there are whispers that Scioscia will be probably returning for the 2014 season. Scioscia has had a very good track record and has done a lot of good things. In spite of these facts, the skipper should consider his next chance to be his last.
Scioscia has a likeable managing style and there are few questions about his leadership when the team wins. In today’s MLB atmosphere that is not enough for managerial job security unfortunately. He has plenty of offense as long as the GM Jerry Dipoto doesn’t trade their best players away. They need pitching for sure but whatever the plan; Scioscia should work together with his GM to make a plan because this could likely be the last chance for both of them.
If it were me I would suggest they look for the best pitchers from their organization. They should build a small army of the best young arms they find everywhere including winter ball wherever they play. Gems can be found everywhere but when it comes down to it, they’ll need to balance the right hitting and pitching to succeed. Because if they win there will be plenty of credit for everyone but if they lose Scioscia will be the first to go.