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Albert Pujols frustrated with home plate umpire
With time running out, the Angels are in fear of a disappointing season.
A team that has spent $159 million on their payroll is in danger of missing the postseason for the third consecutive season.
However, even with the Angels in danger of missing the postseason with a deadly lineup, the Angels front office decided to bring Scioscia back.
If anything, his return to the Angels means that the front office is still confident with Scioscia and that 2012 was a learning year.
In the 2012 season, Scioscia had to deal with an unsettled bullpen and a batting slump by Pujols early in the season.
Even after incorporating phenom Mike Trout into the roster, the Angels at times were inconsistent, which eventually led them on the outside looking in the playoffs.
The Angels played almost all of April without Trout, and Pujols hit just .217 with no homers and four RBIs.
With the front office sticking with Scioscia, it should instill confidence in him for next season, and the players can react to that confidence.