Tensions running high between between Angels' front office, manager Mike Scioscia

Baseball The relationship between Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Mike Scioscia has been on thin ice since 2012, but recent criticism of the coaching staff reveals an untrustworthy relationship that is extending to the players.According to Fox Sports, Dipoto criticized the coaches’ failure to communicate scouting information to the players during a series of meetings held over the weekend. Specifically, Dipoto believes that the coaches too often rely on “feel” while other teams such as the AL West-leading Astros incorporate sabermetrics as the game moves along.  MORE: Craig Biggio's road to Cooperstown | Scioscia: Gambling worse than PED use | Huston Street would rather retire than not have defined roleAs reports of the meetings surfaced, Pujols was further disappointed that a person within the organization would divulge that information to the media.  #Angels 1B Albert Pujols on reported tension: "Whoever leaked that story, it’s really embarrassing, because we’re supposed to family here."— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) June 30, 2015Asked if he spoke to #Angels GM Jerry Dipoto during Sunday's meeting, Albert Pujols said, "That's none of your business."— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) June 30, 2015The current rift is nothing new between Dipoto and Scioscia. Three years ago, Scioscia was resistant to present his players with data prepared by Dipoto and his staff. Albert Pujols, who was new to the team in 2012, reportedly took the coaching staff's side over the weekend, saying the coaches are working hard to p

repare the players with scouting reports, but the team isn't as good as in years past. The Angels entered Monday's game with a 39-37 record, four games behind the Astros. Now, instead of being given guidance from the coaching staff on how to position defenders in shifts and how to pitch hitters in specific counts and locations, Angels players will receive that information directly from the front office. If the conflict is too much for Scioscia, he could opt out of his contract at the end of the season and leave behind the $18 million he is owed over his final three seasons.