West Links: Maybin, Scioscia, Athletics

It's been a busy day for baseball's west coast teams. Angels GM Tony Reagins resigned, we learned that Dodgers star Matt Kemp won't talk about an extension until next season, and the Athletics swung a minor deal. Let's round up some other news from the two west divisions…

  • Dan Hayes of The North County Times hears that contract extension talks between Cameron Maybin and the Padres have "slowed significantly." We heard that the two sides had mututal interest in an extension earlier this month. (Twitter link)
  • "I do not believe so," said Angels president John Carpino when asked if manager Mike Scioscia could be promoted to GM after Reagins' resignation by Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times (Twitter link). "That would probably be a question for Mike."
  • Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times lists some GM candidates for the Angels. Here is MLBTR's list of the game's top 20 GM candidates.
  • The Athletics announced in a press release that the contracts of bench coach Joel Skinner, pitching coach Ron Romanick, and hitting coach Gerald Perry will not be renewed. Interim manager Bob Melvin signed a three-year extension recently, and he'll likely be able to bring in his own people.

35 Responses to West Links: Maybin, Scioscia, Athletics Leave a Reply

  1. AJV19 4 years ago

    I think you mean Bob Melvin.

  2. FamousGrouse 4 years ago

    Pitching coach Ron Romanick gone after one year. He didnt get much of a shot.The A’s must love Tye Waller-that guy has survived a few shake ups.

  3. Jay LeBlanc 4 years ago

    I thought this site reported that Kemp won’t talk extension once the season starts, not won’t talk extension until next season. Which is it?

    • BlueSkyLA
      BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

      Beat me to it. Actually this site linked an LA Times article which reported that Kemp won’t talk contracts during the season. This one gets it wrong for some reason. Apparently the error won’t be corrected.

      • Jay LeBlanc 4 years ago

        Yeah, I figured as much. It would seem backwards if he only wanted to talk extension DURING the season. I used to be a sportswriter at a small newspaper, kind of a nit-picker when it comes to typos and erroneous headlines. Today’s media drives me crazy with all the shoddy writing. Where’s the frikkin’ editors at, high-school? Nobody seems to care for quality of work anymore.

        • BlueSkyLA
          BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

          I can identify, having worked as a freelance newspaper columnist myself for a number of years. When the economics of the newspaper business starting changing for the worse in the early 2000s, seems the first to go were the copy editors (and the freelancers). The web media is another story. Unless they were outgrowths of traditional media, they’ve typically had little exposure to basic journalism issues like copy editing, and don’t see the importance of sweating what must seem like the small stuff. Tim does a good job here but I’m willing to bet that nobody has overall copy editing authority. That would be typical for web media.

    • Exactly, the story here as written is just the opposite of what the other story says. 

  4. Scioscia for GM! Hunter for Manager! 

  5. Jonathan Stone 4 years ago

    Time to crank up the Kim Ng for GM bandwagon, She’d actually be a great hire, and should have been the Dodgers choice instead of Colletti.

  6. $3081341 4 years ago

    Who are you?

    • David X 4 years ago

      A human being with more sensitivity and empathy and sense than you.

  7. Beersy 4 years ago

    On a less serious note, the Padres had better get Maybin signed to a long term extension.  He is the exact type of player that can excel in Petco.  While they’re at it, signing Latos to a long term deal as well would be a good idea.  He seemed to turn the corner late this season.

  8. theyankeefanatic 4 years ago

    i hope Matt kemp doesn’t sign an extention…i would love to see him in a Yankee uniform…if he refuses to sign with the Dodgers then they may want to trade him i wonder what it take…

    • John DiRienzo 4 years ago

      way more than NYY has been willing to part with these last few years

  9. Jonathan Stone 4 years ago

    She was born in Indiana and graduated from the University of Chicago. I’m guessing she speaks better English than you do, jacka$$

  10. David X 4 years ago

    I didn’t realize racism was allowed on these boards. Nice job, jagoff.

  11. angryredmenace 4 years ago

    Racist and uninformed.You sir, is why abortion is legal.

  12. David X 4 years ago

    Hey, jagoff, “American” doesn’t mean “white.” You are completely clueless.

  13. Ernest Johnson 4 years ago

    Asian Americans do exist………

  14. John DiRienzo 4 years ago

    lol, the guy making an uninformed opinion on an american citizen (who, by the way, is much more intelligent than this clown) based on her name is calling out the maturity of others? classic.

    thank god i don’t know you. if i knew you, i’d probably be a scumbag by association.

  15. Ernest Johnson 4 years ago

    racist dirtpile.

  16. $3081341 4 years ago

    Your point being?

  17. John DiRienzo 4 years ago

    might as well sign Casey Kotchman while they’re at it

  18. angryredmenace 4 years ago


  19. Infield Fly 4 years ago

    But a much nicer job by the mods. Way to take out the trash, guys!

  20. bjsguess 4 years ago

    Thanks for weighing in. I’m sure you are the right person to evaluate that Sosh would be a bad GM.

    Just out of curiosity why would Sosh be a terrible GM?People complain about his managerial style all of the time. Yet somehow the Angels exceed expectations nearly every year. 

  21. $3081341 4 years ago

    Yeah, I’m a clown for merely making a statement regarding whether or not she spoke English. Because we all just assume they do. Yeah & for that I guess I’m a clown. I guess we can all infer that all minorities must speak English in this country. I guess that makes me a bad person, I should just go hang myself, be right back. 

  22. David X 4 years ago

    Thanks for admitting your slur.

  23. David X 4 years ago

    Asian Americans are sick and tired of being treated as perpetual foreigners by jagoffs like you.

    No, not all minorities speak English. But pretty much most of the ones being considered for general manager jobs are, I would think. For making a thoughtless, insensitive and unintelligent remark like yours, yes, you are a clown. Thanks for admitting it.

  24. Not sure what that has to do with abortion

  25. Because the game has passed Scioscia by when it comes to evaluating talent. It’s clear that Scioscia ignores stats like WAR, which is inexcusable in this day and age. The Angels have tried things Scioscia’s way for the past 4 years and it hasn’t worked. It’s time for the Angels to bring in a fresh set of eyes that will actually begin to emphasize things like OBP and create a divide between player personnel decisions and managerial decisions. Scioscia needs to go back to what he is very good at, managing.

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