Interview conducted on January 23, 2013 by David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
Whenever I go to a meeting, I hope to get just one bit of useful information in order to call the meeting a success. Sometimes that doesn’t always happen, but I am always hopeful.
Yesterday I met with Jerry Dipoto, the General Manager for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. I hoped to ask him about his first year on the job, a bit about the 2012 season, and all the offseason moves he made to make the 2013 season.
Like always, I hoped to gain just one insight to make it all worthwhile.
Instead, what I got was a 40-minute education about how things work within the Angels, how he as a GM thinks, what he looks for, the skills he values, and the way he gets things done within the organization. We talked about all the things I hoped to discuss along with plenty more. He spent far more time with me than I ever imagined I would get. His candor to the questions was unlike the stock answers that bas...