Opinion: Mike Scioscia is the best fit for Boston
I hate the Red Sox. I’ve been a New York Yankees fan since middle school, therefore it’s inherent that I loathe them. Let me preface my argument with this: I wish no success upon the Sweet Caroline-singing, Fenway born and bred Bostonians.
The Red Sox are falling apart. Since collapsing at the end of last season they’ve been pathetic. After the All-Star break in 2011, the Red Sox were well on their way to the postseason until they lost 18 of their final 24 games.
This led to Manager Terry Francona’s departure and the hiring of now-manager Bobby Valentine. Let’s just say he’s the opposite of what they needed. He’s been ejected 42 times in his managerial career.
He has a lot of baseball experience, but basically, he’s unstable and a huge morale downer.
Mike Scioscia is the answer to the Red Sox problems.
Current manager for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Scioscia has the tools to get the Red Sox back to their 2004 or 2007 World Series-winning selves. According to OCWeekly the move to Boston could be in the future. And yes, I will always keep Anaheim with the Angels, but that’s an entirely different story.
I’ve always been a Mike Scioscia fan. I think he knows what he’s doing. He keeps quiet and stays poised. He’s a stabilizer, which is what Boston desperately needs.
If you’ve ever watched an Angels game, you can agree. No matter if they’re down by 17 or up by nine, he’s got the same face and same body language. Some would argue he doesn’t show any emotion, even good. I like it like that. He’s a manager, not a cheerleader.
When the Angels acquired Albert Pujols this season, people thought for sure they’d be headed far into the postseason. Well, not so fast. Pujols didn’t perform this season quite to people’s expectations. He’s currently batting .285, which isn’t bad unless you have one of the top salaries in baseball.
With that, it’s rumored the Angels could be done with Scioscia.
The Red Sox just lost All-Stars Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Although this is largely detrimental, it did leave them with more money for the upcoming season.
There’s going to be a whole new team next year and Mike Scioscia is the manager in baseball that can get the Red Sox back to the postseason.