Report: Angels to part with either Mike Scioscia or GM Jerry Dipoto
The Angels are going to part ways with either manager Mike Scioscia or general manager Jerry Dipoto after the season, Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com reports.
Morosi cites "philosophical differences" between the two.
Dipoto has made headlines in his two offseasons with the Angels, signing Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson and Josh Hamilton to mammoth contracts of $240, $77.5 and $125 million, respectively.
Those three acquisitions haven't worked out for the Angels, who are 18.5 games back in the American League West. Pujols is out for the year after hitting a career-low .258. Wilson is 13-6 with a 3.30 ERA and Hamilton is hitting .229 with 126 strikeouts to 36 walks. The three players have a combined 4.7 Wins Above Replacment — per Pro Baseball Reference — which is far below the value of Mike Trout, who is making $501,000 this season and is valued at 7.4 WAR.
Scioscia has managed the Angels since 2000. They've been to the playoffs six times under his rule, winning the World Series in 2002. The Angels haven't made the postseason since 2009.
In 2009, Scioscia and the Angels agreed on a 10-year contract. Dipoto is working on a contract that has one more guaranteed year left.