Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Tony Reagins Burn From Josh Hamilton
Whoever is the Angels' GM needs to be his own man, by which I mean the Angels better not pick a flunky to ratify Mike Scioscia's frequently fatuous player assessments, something T.J. Simers wrote about yesterday. The ugly throw-the-front-office-under-the-bus quote about the Vernon Wells trade by Scioscia probably hasn't helped cohesiveness, or made that long-term deal any more comfortable:
"We needed to get better in the outfield," Scioscia told reporters, "so some decisions were made by Tony and Arte as to what the team would look like."
That quote stunned some people in the Angels' front office. A manager who takes great care not to publicly criticize his players appeared to be pointing a public finger at his bosses.