Moreno must choose: Scioscia or Dipoto

Arte Moreno is stuck in the middle between Mike Scioscia and Jerry Dipoto. USA TODAY Sports

The first question asked by some of those interested in the job of Angels' general manager was this: How much power and influence does Mike Scioscia have?

Because the answer to that question pretty much defines the parameters of the GM job for the Angels. To this day.

And it's a question that Angels owner Arte Moreno must answer, for himself, in building an effective chain of command for his organization.