Breaking down the Mariners' Top 30 list

Hired as Mariners general manager in September 2015, Jerry Dipoto has since shaken up the team's big league roster and farm system by making 36 trades, far and away more than any other GM during that stretch. Seattle's system as a whole also took a considerable step forward thanks to an organization-wide emphasis on controlling the strike zone and improving contact rates under the...
15 hours ago

AL West is up for grabs

Jerry Dipoto knows that the Astros are favored to win the American League West, and if baseball analysts aren't talking about Jose Altuve's budding powerhouse, they're focused on the Rangers. Why not? They've won the AL West two years in a row.
3 days ago

Dipoto turns back clock with game of catch in bullpen

No, he's not going to come out of retirement and don a Mariners uniform, general manager Jerry Dipoto insisted. And no, he's not looking to trade himself. But baseball's most active GM -- having made a Major League-high 38 trades in 17 months since taking over Seattle's front office -- ditched the deals for a day. He donned his glove and played catch in the bullpen.
5 days ago

Mariners constantly in motion with Jerry Dipoto in charge

SEATTLE (AP) Jerry Dipoto keeps proving the ''Trader Jerry'' nickname is a valid one. The Seattle Mariners general manager is constantly tinkering, trying to create a club that can once again be a contender instead of an afterthought. That means during the 17 months that Dipoto has served as Seattle's GM, the Mariners front office has been kept on its toes, constantly waiting...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Constant change the theme of Mariners offseason

SEATTLE (AP) Jerry Dipoto never stops tinkering with the Seattle Mariners roster. Even if it comes at the strangest of times. Just minutes after Dipoto walked off the podium Thursday during the Mariners' annual pre-spring training event - and after Dipoto spent nearly a half-hour talking about another offseason roster makeover - the Mariners announced yet another roster change...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Dipoto’s Trade Activity, in Context

I recently took a vacation, which meant I recently missed some Mariners trades. The trades weren’t conditional upon me being somewhere else; they were conditional upon the passage of some amount of time. The Mariners subtracted from the pitching staff to add to the outfield. They then subtracted from the outfield to add to the pitching staff. Later, they subtracted from the minors...
Via Fangraphs
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Mariners are getting a facelift courtesy of Jerry Dipoto

The Seattle Mariners are taking on a new look this offseason. It started way back in August when they relieved general manager Jack Zduriencik of his duties. They spent almost exactly a month searching before finally hiring former Angels GM Jerry Dipoto. Not three full months have passed, and we can already see a significant change in philosophy with regards to major league roster...
Via The Outside Corner
December 03, 2015  |  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
November 13, 2015  |  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
November 12, 2015  |  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

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