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Gerard Peter Dipoto III
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 200 lb.
- School Virginia Commonwealth University
- High School Toms River High School North
- Debut May 11, 1993
- Final Game October 1, 2000
- Born May 24, 1968 in Jersey City, NJ USA
 Biographical Information
Jerry Dipoto, more famous as a General Manager, pitched eight years in the majors as a reliever. He was in the American League in 1993 and 1994 and in the National League in 1995-2000. He had 49 saves with a peak of 19 in 1998, when he was pitching for the Colorado Rockies.
His minor league career started in 1989, and he went 12-4 in 1990 as a starter. He was converted to relief in 1992.
Former pitcher Dipoto was hired as the Arizona Diamondbacks Director of Player Personnel and Director of Professional Scouting on November 1, 2005. He later was promoted to Vice-President. On July 1, 2010, he was named interim General Manager, replacing Josh Byrnes. He was named GM of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in October of 2011, replacing Tony Reagins. He did not wait long to make a splash: on December 8th, he announced two huge free agent signings, 1B Albert Pujols for 10 years and $254 million, and P C.J. Wilson for 5 years and $77.5 million. Another big signing, that of OF Josh Hamilton the following year, did not turn out so well as Hamilton was injured, saw his production decline, and then suffered a relapse of substance abuse problems. In the the end, the Angels had to swallow a large percentage of his contract to send him back to the Texas Rangers in early 2015. On July 1st that year, Dipoto resigned abruptly over rumored differences with manager Mike Scioscia; it was stated that Dipoto wanted the organization to turn more towards statistical analysis, while Scioscia had a more old school approach. The long-time manager won out, and Dipoto was replaced on an interim basis by former GM Bill Stoneman.
In August of 2015, Dipoto joined the Boston Red Sox organization on a short-term consulting contract to work with GM Ben Cherington on evaluating players in the context of the team's need to rebuild as it was heading to a third last-place finish in four years (with the caveat that the one year they had not finished last during that span, in 2013, they had won the World Series). He had earlier worked for the Red Sox as a scout back in 2003-2004. On September 28th he was hired as the new general manager of the Seattle Mariners, taking over for interim GM Jeff Kingston who had filled in following the firing of Jack Zduriencik a month earlier. One of his first moves with the Mariners was to fire manager Lloyd McClendon on October 9th; on October 23rd, he appointed Scott Servais, who had served as his Assistant GM in Anaheim, as the team's manager for 2016, in spite of a complete lack of professional managing experience.
|Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager
|Los Angeles Angels General Manager
|Seattle Mariners General Manager
 Further Reading
- Alden Gonzalez: "Scioscia-Dipoto dispute prompted by communication breakdowns", mlb.com, February 19, 2016. 
- Greg Johns: "Dipoto believes Mariners will be contenders: New GM says club is ready, built to compete in AL West", mlb.com, January 28, 2016.