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The Seattle Mariners find their center fielder

If you were to click on Jerry Dipoto’s hypothetical profile, there is no doubt he would be seeking women “who are highly motivated and want to engage in a serious relationship quickly.” Forgive me. I know that was terribly cheesy, but, to avoid sounding redundant, I had to find a new way to get the point across that Dipoto is not a fan of wasting time, as he...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dipoto gaining control with the Mariners

Remember when Kramer from Seinfeld made the switch away from briefs and famously said, “I’m out there Jerry and I’m loving every minute of it?” I picture a similar reaction from Jerry Dipoto when he was offered the Seattle Mariners general manager job and was told he had full control over personnel moves (unlike his last […]
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Burning Questions for the Seattle Mariners Offseason

The Seattle Mariners and GM Jerry Dipoto have a lot of work to do this offseason. Dipoto has made some moves already to beef up behind the plate, starting rotation and bullpen. Here are five big questions and some answers to try to help the M’s make the playoffs for the first time since 2001.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Dipoto’s Nine Points of Offense

Among the comments made by Jerry Dipoto in his conversation with David Laurila at the recently concluded GM meetings, one finds a fascinating statement by the new Mariners general manager on the topic of identifying undervalued offense, and nine things that successful hitters do. We’ve defined a nine-point criteria of what we believe a quality at-bat consists of. If you do those...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

General manager Jerry Dipoto on the Mariners' new direction

Jerry Dipoto has a plan. Importantly, he also has the autonomy to implement it. Free from the shackles of Anaheim, he’s now able to do his own thing, with his own people, in Seattle. That’s good news for Mariners’ fans. Dipoto is doing more than simply replacing Jack Zduriencik as Seattle’s general manager. He’s enacting philosophical change. The erstwhile Angels GM is...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Snapshots from Boca, Part 2: Five more GMs Speak

The General Managers meetings continued today, and I once again had an opportunity to speak to several of them. You’ll hear from some of the GMs in detail over the coming week, beginning with Seattle’s Jerry Dipoto tomorrow. In the meantime, I’ll follow up on yesterday’s five snapshots with five more: —— Al Avila, Tigers: “There’s the addition of our new analytics...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Dipoto brings needed change to Seattle Mariners

Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto conducts an interview in the dugout before a game against the Houston Astros at Safeco Field. Photo by: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Apparently if you can beat ‘em, the same applies, at least if your name is Jerry Dipoto. After seven years of failure and disappointment, Jack Zduriencik was fired...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

McClendon firing highlights lack of diversity amongst managers

Seattle fired manager Lloyd McClendon on Oct. 9. With a brand-new general manager in Jerry Dipoto and a disappointing 76–86 record in 2015, McClendon’s dismissal was by no means a surprise. But with McClendon out, baseball is left with no black managers. While Major League Baseball boasted a record 10 managers of color in 2009, Fredi González of the Atlanta Braves is now the...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners hire former Angels GM Jerry Dipoto

Former Angels GM Jerry Dipoto didn’t stay a special assistant with the Red Sox for too long. On Monday, he was named as the new general manager of the Seattle Mariners, replacing Jack Zduriencik. #Mariners name Jerry Dipoto new General Manager. Press conference tomorrow at 10 a.m. More: — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) September...
Via The Outside Corner
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox bring in Jerry DiPoto as a consultant

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe tweeted this afternoon (confirming a Peter Gammons report) that the Boston Red Sox have hired former LA Angels general manager Jerry DiPoto in a role which he’ll be helping the club in the interim with offseason moves. Confirmed Peter Gammons report that the Red Sox have hired former Angels GM Jerry DiPoto on an interim basis to help with offseason...
Via The Outside Corner
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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