Stories tagged: jerry dipoto
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019
Larry Stone: After ‘step-back’ season, Mariners must develop stars to bridge gap with MLB postseason teams
It’s readily evident that the Mariners, as presently constituted, aren’t even in the same ballpark as the 10 teams that qualified for the postseason.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019
As the sweat-drenched Arkansas Travelers exited the field at Dickey-Stephens Park on Wednesday afternoon for the refuge of their air-conditioned clubhouse, Andy McKay, the Mariners director of player development, walked …
UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019
For all the wheeling and dealing that “Trader” Jerry Dipoto has done as the general manager of the Mariners, surprisingly little of it has come at the July 31 trade …
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019
Mariners owner John Stanton explains his views on the team’s long-term strategy that currently involves trading away players with expensive contracts while still paying a large chunk of their salaries.
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019
Mariners owner John Stanton sat down to offer insight into his view of the team’s “step-back” plan that has resulted in a 35-47 record.
UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019
Larry Stone: With the Mariners’ unsurprising fire sale in full swing, the front office must soon open its wallet
If this rebuild is going to meet its timetable, the Mariners are going to need a little outside help.
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019
The self-realization of who they were and who they never could become came at different moments for the Mariners’ decision-makers. Why pretend to be something you’re not?
UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019
Jay Bruce and Edwin Encarnacion are still productive major leaguers with the potential for big seasons. They just don’t fit perfectly into the Mariners’ long-term plans to build for the …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
The 50-year-old Dipoto had a hectic offseason, his fourth in charge of the Mariners, as he overhauled Seattle’s roster in the hopes of creating a contender in two or three …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto and director of player development Andy McKay have strongly denied allegations from the team’s former high performance director that they disparaged Latino players. Dipoto and …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018
Matt Calkins: Are the Mariners in fact building for a brighter future as they dismantle 2018 roster?
So a mom, dad and their two kids hop into a self-driving Subaru, zip under some hoverboards on their way to the stadium, slip on their climate-controlled jackets when they …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
Larry Stone: No matter how it plays out, Lorena Martin’s racism claim against Mariners stains the organization
Lorena Martin made shocking allegations of racist and sexist comments against the Mariners, who strongly denied them. No matter how it’s resolved, it’s a damaging blow to an organization that …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018
Edgar Martinez is stepping down as the hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners and moving into a new role as a hitting adviser for the entire organization. The move announced …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
The Mariners’ fall from grace in 2018 has been a slow, steady descent that has wiped out almost all of the good feeling that prevailed for half a season.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
Matt Calkins: Mariners and Jerry Dipoto seem stuck with this starting rotation after a lack of options
So as the Mariners chase the Astros and A’s for a playoff spot, I ask: Does this team have the starters to contend? Could Dipoto have done more to beef …
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018
When Mariners manager Scott Servais was asked recently about the wheeling and dealing of general manager Jerry Dipoto, his longtime friend, Servais likened it to a trip to the supermarket.
Sun., July 22, 2018
Continuity is important. But not as important as winning. The Mariners, whose past is pockmarked with little of either, are banking on the two playing well together in the future.
Sat., July 14, 2018
With James Paxton’s and Felix Hernandez’ status in doubt at the moment, Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto should not drag his feet in acquiring proven rotation help.
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018
With his team sitting 24 games above .500, general manager Jerry Dipoto isn’t going anywhere. The Mariners announced Friday morning they had signed him to a “multiyear” contract extension.
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018
It’s become an annual ritual to predict, in advance, how and why and sometimes even when the Mariners’ season was going to fall apart – which shortcoming would be the …
UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018
Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto made perhaps the most signifcant move of the 2018 Major League Baseball season to date, acquiring All-Star closer Alex Colome and veteran outfielder Denard …
Mon., April 16, 2018
The Seattle Mariners find themselves in a precarious position, just 13 games into the 2018 season and trying to snap the longest playoff drought in the four major U.S. pro …
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018
As another major-league baseball season draws near, it is past time for Seattle Mariners fans and readers to face some unpleasant facts.
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018
After spending the first part of his career backing up Anthony Rizzo in Chicago, Dan Vogelbach finally had an opportunity to rake when the Mariners traded reliever Mike Montgomery for …
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
There is some irony in this: For so long, Jerry Dipoto has earned acclaim for his frenetic approach to dealing. He unleashed a seemingly nonstop torrent of transactions that undeniably …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018
Larry Stone: Jerry Dipoto keeps the faith in Mariners’ starting pitching, while others see gaping hole
To trust in what general manager Jerry Dipoto on Thursday called the “exceptional people in this organization who are running exceptional programs” – all leading the Mariners forward, he believes, …
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
The good news is that it’s baseball, and you don’t have to be the best team to hoist a trophy.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto announced on Monday from the MLB Winter Meetings that the club has claimed outfielder Cameron Perkins off waivers from Philadelphia.
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017
From Bonds to A-Rod to Pujols, over the years Major League Baseball has produced some amazing fireworks during its winter meetings.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
So now what? The sting of losing Shohei Ohtani still lingers for the Mariners. To put that much effort, time, resources and emotion into wooing one player only to see …