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The Monkey attempts to #AskDipoto

Today at 11 am, the Angels will graciously hand over the keys to their Twitter to GM Jerry Dipoto. This is a great idea as it gives the reclusive Dipoto a chance to interact directly with the fans. And by “great idea” I mean a terrible idea because by “interact directly with the fans” I mean answering completely obvious and/or inane questions that will result in answers...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Angels Pursue or Pass on Adding a Starter?

Angels GM Jerry Dipoto has several options to consider before deciding whether or not to pursue another starting pitcher this offseason.  The top two Free Agents that remain available are Max Scherzer and James Shields.  Both of these offseason prizes carry some risk and will demand a good chunk of money.  Should Dipoto pursue Scherzer […]
Via The Majors National
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Dipoto: Metaphor Mixmaster

Jerry Dipoto is a very talented man. He is a former MLB closer and now general manager who is able to blend sabermetrics and scouting. He’s made some of the biggest free agent signings in baseball history and also built a division winner via a series of (usually) clever trades both big and small. But there are things about Dipoto you may not be aware of. For example, we’ve discovered...
Via Monkey with a Halo
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe McDonnell's Firsthand Report from Day One of the Winter Meetings

By Joe McDonnell, Staff Reporter -  San Diego, CA -- Angels' General Manager Jerry Dipoto shot down reports that his team was actively trying to trade lefthanded starter C.J. Wilson, "We've talked to one team," Dipoto said at Baseball's Winter Meetings in San Diego, CA.. "And they called us. We've not been shopping C.J. at a reduced price to any team. "He...
Via Angelswin
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels shopping C.J. Wilson, Dipoto knows fans aren’t thrilled

The December 8th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including C.J. Wilson, Dipoto knows fans aren’t thrilled and much more… The Story: The Angels are reportedly shopping C.J. Wilson.The Monkey Says: However, they are not willing to keep much, if any of his salary. So… good luck with all that. I mean, it make sense to shop Wilson to try and find someone...
Via Monkey with a Halo
12 days ago  |  Discuss

DiPoto thinks Angels have quietly improved pitching staff

The first Wednesday in November suddenly became a busy one within the Angels organization. The club announced two trades Wednesday. First, the club dealt local product and backup catcher Hank Conger to Houston for pitcher Nick Tropeano and minor league catcher Carlos Perez. Soon after, the club announced it acquired former Long Beach State Dirtbag and Los Angeles native, lefty reliever...
Via Fox Sports West
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Dipoto doesn’t want to emulate Royals, Angels might have to spend more money

The October 29th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Dipoto doesn’t want to emulate Royals, Angels might have to spend more money and much more… The Story: Jerry Dipoto won’t copy the Royals blueprint in adjusting the roster this offseason.The Monkey Says: He wants the Angels to be a bit younger and more athletic, but he seems to be pretty happy...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Angels Should Extend GM Jerry Dipoto’s Contract Now

With the All-Star Break upon us, it’s time to look back and reflect on the season to date and the big questions facing the team. No question is as big for the future of this franchise than whether or not the Angels should extend Jerry Dipoto as the Angels General Manager. His contract is up at the end of this year, and so far there has been no indication whether the team will extend...
Via Angelswin
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dipoto: Angels formidable enough to catch up with Oakland

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics were the team that truly brought the July 4th fireworks when they pulled off a blockbuster trade for two of the best starting pitchers in baseball Friday night. Early Saturday morning, their AL West Division rival in the Los Angeles Angels made a move themselves, though not nearly one as big or shrewd as the one made in Oakland. The Angels...
Via Fox Sports West
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels GM Jerry Dipoto at the Spring Training Fanfest 2014

One of the highlights of attending the Spring Training Fanfest is getting to hear about the team and the offseason from the Angels General Manager, Jerry Dipoto. Not only do we get to ask him questions, the fans can do so as well.Jerry loves to talk baseball. And, he’s not afraid to take the tough questions. For our fans, he is willing to open up the curtain to show...
Via Angelswin
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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