Angels News: Scioscia Denies Rift with Dipoto

By Saxon Baird

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August 20, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia (14) watches game action during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

10 Degrees: Angels GM Jerry Dipoto facing possible ouster after disappointing seasonYahoo Sports

“As ugly as the Angels’ season has turned on the field, behind-the-scenes cattiness is adding to the grim sense that continues to pervade the organization. Perhaps nothing illustrates it as well as Dipoto’s meetings, which, sources told Yahoo! Sports, scouts have actively tried to duck as this season careens toward another massive disappointment that could end with Dipoto’s ouster.”

Mike Scioscia refutes reported riftESPN LA

“Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia refuted reports of a rift with general manager Jerry Dipoto over differences in opinion regarding moves by the organization.”

Angels have opportunity to Evaluate Young

“The rare, positive byproduct of a losing season is the opportunity to evaluate.
The Angels — 57-71 and 17 1/2 games out of first heading into Sunday’s series finale at Safeco Field — can essentially use these final five weeks to get a real sense for which of their young, unproven players can be counted on in 2014.”

One Year of Mike Trout: The Results Fangraphs

Dave Cameron has a thought experiment regarding what Mike Trout would make if he were to become a free agent in 2014. Hint: heaps.