Angels' Scioscia, Dipoto may lose jobs

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeAugust 24, 2013


The Los Angeles Angels will likely have a new manager and/or general manager by next season, FOX Sports reported Saturday.
Manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto may be replaced by owner Arte Moreno because of their on-going philosophical differences.
The two have had a strained relationship because of Scioscia's involvement in player personnel. Dipoto was hired in 2011 while Scioscia has been manager since 2000. He guided the Angels to a World Series championship in 2002.
The Angels have struggled to a 56-71 record entering Saturday, despite having the seventh-highest payroll in the majors at about $141 million to start the season. They are on pace to have their worst record in Scioscia's tenure as manager. He is under contract through 2018.
After signing slugger Albert Pujols last year, the Angels added outfielder Josh Hamilton to the lineup this year. Despite that, the club is stuck in fourth place in the American League West.