5 Questions Facing Los Angeles Angels This Spring

By Kyle Franzoni
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Sep 10, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Los Angeles Angels manager

Mike Scioscia

in the dugout against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Los Angeles defeated Toronto 12-6. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

How Much Of A Leash Will Mike Scioscia Have?

Mike Scioscia is one of the longest tenured managers in the games and already has a World Series title under his belt while at the helm of the Angels. He is one of the most respected managers in the game.

Unfortunately, respect and tenure only go so far in this game, and the fact of the matter is the Angels have been kept out of the postseason for four consecutive seasons. Scioscia and general manager Jerry DiPoto were reportedly both on the chopping block this winter, and with Moreno’s money going out the door without any return on investment.

At the end of the day, winning is all that matters in this game, and Arte Moreno will eventually want to see some winning from his team on the field. No more slow starts, no more short-comings in the standings. The only question will be how long either Scioscia or DiPoto are given to get things right.

If this team comes out of the gate slowly, the Angels may see a changing of the guard.