Angels Notes: Scioscia, Hunter, Pujols, Moreno

As Jean Segura thrives for the Brewers after coming up in the Angels' system, Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes that he may become a cautionary tale for other clubs who make deals for rentals.  The current CBA disallows clubs from making a qualifying offer to free agents they acquired during the just-completed season. That meant that the Halos couldn’t offer Zack Greinke a one-year, $13.3MM deal and, consequently, gained no compensation when he was inked by the Dodgers.  When all was said and done, the Angels traded Segura for just 13 starts from Greinke.  Here's more out of the AL and NL West..

  • The Angels may be struggling, but owner Arte Moreno says that manager Mike Scioscia's job is safe, writes Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  Outside of MLB's headquarters in New York, Moreno told Morosi that there is "zero" chance right now that the skipper will lose his job.  The owner acknowledged the team's struggles but cited Scioscia's body of work across 14 seasons.
  • Moreno also said that he loved having Torii Hunter on the team and would have liked to bring him back. “I thought we were going to get a one-year deal, but we didn’t get it done,” said Moreno.  Hunter wound up inking a two-year, $26MM pact with the Tigers over the offseason.
  • The owner asserts that he has no regrets about allocating a great deal of his payroll to Albert Pujols.  The slugger has hit just .276/.338./496 since signing a ten-year, $240MM deal with the club.

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