Dipoto’s departure: So who’s really running the Angels, and into where?

Jerry Dipoto (right) with Mike Scioscia, before the smiles died between them . . .

Jerry Dipoto (right) with Mike Scioscia, before the smiles died between them . . .

In his 1970s days with the Milwaukee Brewers, George Scott, the big colourful first baseman who’d been a Red Sox favourite, had a chat with the team’s then co-owner Edmund Fitzgerald, about whose team Gordon Lightfoot did not write “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” “If we’re gonna win,” Scott told Fitzgerald, “the players gotta play better, the coaches gotta coach better, the manager’s gotta manage better, and the owners gotta own better.”

Another New Home, One Hesitation, and More Behind the Greinke Deal . . .

Marco Scutaro has a new home—third base at AT&T Park, San Francisco: the Giants picked him up in a deal for minor league second baseman Charlie Culberson, most likely planning to put Scutaro at third with Pablo Sandoval likely headed for the disabled list. Scutaro does give the Giants a little more depth since he can play practically around the horn in the infield.