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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Chris Jaffe On Mike Scioscia's Managerial Tendencies

There shouldn't be any surprises, but his Hardball Times essay provides numbers backing up the ball-in-play mantra Scioscia's teams have pursued, come hell or confounding statistics. The short version is that he likes to put the ball in play (the Angels have been first in singles four out of the ten years he's managed, and were second another time), eschews the walk, rests his catchers, and works the outfield (despite, as in Darin Erstad's case, their inability to hit).

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