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Pondering the Angels’ future without GM Jerry Dipoto




Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is awarded the Silver Slugger Award prior to the MLB game against the Texas Rangers as team General Manager Jerry DiPoto (L) and pitcher C.J. Wilson (R) look on at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 24, 2015 in Anaheim, California.
Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is awarded the Silver Slugger Award prior to the MLB game against the Texas Rangers as team General Manager Jerry DiPoto (L) and pitcher C.J. Wilson (R) look on at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 24, 2015 in Anaheim, California.
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The Angels aren’t confirming, but Jerry Dipoto told the Los Angeles Times today that he has resigned from the team as General Manager.

Dipoto’s  departure comes amid an ongoing rift between him and the Angels’ veteran manager Mike Scioscia. The two represent two opposing beliefs in baseball, with Scioscia more of an old-school holdout, and Dipoto a devotee of using big data and sabermetric analysis to put together a team.

Scioscia, the longest-tenured manager in baseball, has been with the Angels since 2000. Dipoto replaced Tony Reagins as the GM of the team in 2011.

Guest:

Pedro Moura, reporter covering the Dodgers and Angels for the Orange County Register. He tweets at @pedromoura