AL West Notes: Scioscia, Dipoto, Athletics

The Rangers named 35-year-old Bobby Valentine their manager on this date in 1985. Valentine, now the skipper in Boston, managed the Rangers for eight seasons. Here's the latest from the AL West, starting with the managerial situation in Anaheim…

  • There could be a divide developing between longtime Angels manager Mike Scioscia and new general manager Jerry Dipoto, Bill Shaikin of the LA Times writes. However, Scioscia says he doesn’t think about the possibility that further changes could come and Dipoto said "Mike has done a fabulous job." 
  • Commissioner Bud Selig says there’s no timetable for resolution on the Athletics’ stadium situation, Jon Heyman of tweets.
  • Selig said it’s up to Athletics owner Lew Wolff to consider relocation possibilities, Gerry Spratt of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. “That’s really his decision to make,” Selig said. The commissioner noted that a move would require approval from baseball’s other owners.

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2 Comments on "AL West Notes: Scioscia, Dipoto, Athletics"

Jason Champion
3 years 4 months ago

Hey Bud, no problem…let’s just handcuff the Oakland Athletics franchise to a bunch of land developers who have no interest in running a ball club.  

3 years 4 months ago

It’s not like Scioscia would have a job in 5 seconds after a firing. Oh wait, he would.