Scioscia guides the Angels with a steady hand

Updated: June 10, 2010, 2:18 AM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

The Los Angeles Angels lost their ace, John Lackey, and their leadoff man, Chone Figgins, to free agency after last season. They lost their best hitter, Kendry Morales, last week after he broke his leg in a celebration at home plate. Plus, their closer, Brian Fuentes, is struggling with a 5.52 ERA. And yet, there are the Angels, as always, right around first place.

They have talented players, but the biggest reason for their success this year, and over the years, is manager ...

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