Gerard Peter Dipoto (born May 24, 1968) is an American baseball executive and former professional player. He is currently the general manager of the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball and previously worked in front office positions for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels, and Boston Red Sox. Dipoto played in the MLB for the Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, and Colorado Rockies from 1993 through 2000.
|Pitcher / General manager|
|Born: May 24, 1968|
Jersey City, New Jersey
|May 11, 1993, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 2000, for the Colorado Rockies|
|Earned run average||4.05|
As general manager
Dipoto was born to Gerard & Barbara Dipoto and has two siblings, Marc Dipoto and Lori Dipoto-Dorsey. He played high school baseball at Toms River High School North in Toms River, New Jersey. He enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and played college baseball for the VCU Rams.
Front office careerEdit
Forced to retire during the spring of 2001, Dipoto went to work in the Colorado Rockies front office as a special assistant to then-general-manager Dan O'Dowd. In 2003, he became a scout for the Boston Red Sox, and in 2004 was a part of the World Series winning team as a scout. In 2005, he returned to the Rockies as the head of professional scouting. When Josh Byrnes, whom Dipoto had known since his days as a Rockies player, became the General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Dipoto went with Byrnes to Arizona and became the Director of Scouting and Player Personnel.
Byrnes was fired on July 1, 2010 and Dipoto was named interim General Manager. On September 22, Kevin Towers was named the new Diamondbacks General Manager. Dipoto was offered the opportunity to remain with the Diamondbacks.
On October 28, 2011, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced Dipoto would be their next general manager, replacing Tony Reagins. Angels' owner Arte Moreno said that "one of the reasons we hired Jerry is that I really liked the way he viewed baseball analytics." However, Dipoto and manager Mike Scioscia disagreed regarding the use of analytics in baseball decisions, and a rift developed between the two when Dipoto fired Mickey Hatcher from the role of the team's hitting coach. Despite rumors that the Angels might replace either Dipoto or Scioscia after the 2013 season, Moreno announced that both would return to the Angels for the 2014 season.
Tension between Dipoto and Scioscia continued during the 2015 season regarding the way Scioscia and his coaches delivered statistical reports developed by Dipoto and the front office to their players. Dipoto resigned his post on July 1, 2015.
On August 12, 2015 the Boston Red Sox hired Dipoto in an advisory role. After the Seattle Mariners fired Jack Zduriencik after seven years with the club, they launched a GM search which lasted exactly one month, culminating with the hiring of Dipoto on September 28, 2015.
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- "Scioscia, Dipoto to return in 2014". Major League Baseball. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
- Digiovanna, Mike (July 1, 2015). "Jerry Dipoto resigns as Angels general manager". LA Times. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
- Axisa, Mike (August 12, 2015). "Red Sox hire ex-Angels GM Jerry Dipoto to help with offseason moves". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
- John Giannone (April 14, 1995). "RELIEVED RELIEVER METS' DIPOTO GETS WIN OVER CANCER". NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet
| Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager
July 1 – September 22
| Los Angeles Angels General Manager
| Seattle Mariners General Manager