Wanna blame the Angels' bad start on Sosh? I'm not buying.
Under Scioscia, the Angels have had the best era in their existence. They have won a World Series once and won the AL West five times -- more than any other team in our division. Is that enough? No. But it's good. He's helped give the Angels a chance when they weren't expected to. Since he's been at the helm, the Angels have outperformed their Pythagorean record over large swathes of that time. And he's been Manager of the Year twice.
So what's the rub? That he keeps starters in too long, or too short? Has he relied on the bullpen too much/too little? Made bad lineup decisions? The criticism is wide, and opportunistic when the team is losing.
Yeah, the team hasn't played well so far. But is it Sosh's fault? He seems to me like he gives guys their fair shot to succeed, and then shakes up the roles when the guys aren't earning it. Is that bad?
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