Los Angeles Angels Manager Mike Scioscia has announced that he is officially stepping down as Angels Manager following the conclusion of the 2018 season. Ken Rosenthal originally reported that it was likely for him to step down, however, Bill Shaikin has confirmed that he is not returning to the Angels.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 5, 2018
Mike Scioscia announces he will not return to the Angels.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) September 30, 2018
Scioscia took the job prior to the 2000 season and has been in control of the Angels since then. He has spent the last 19 years managing the Angels, making him the longest tenured manager currently still in baseball. If Scioscia does indeed step down, then Bruce Bochy will become the next longest tenured manager after he took over the Giants in 2007.
While under his control, the Angels claimed one World Series Title in 2002 and won the American League West division six times over his 19-year tenure. Scioscia also has claimed the American League Manager of the Year Award twice, once in 2002 and in 2009.
In 2018, Scioscia managed the Angels to an 80-82 season, putting them in fourth place in the American League West division. The Angels were an active team at the trade deadline in late July, Scioscia lost his second baseman Ian Kinsler in a trade with the Boston Red Sox. Also, look out for the Angels this fall to extend a “lifetime” contract offer to Mike Trout.