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Jerry Dipoto resigns from Diamondbacks after losing GM job to Kevin Towers

Sep 22, 2010, 2:19 PM EDT

Passed over for the general manager job that officially went to Kevin Towers earlier this afternoon, former interim general manager Jerry Dipoto reportedly informed the Diamondbacks that he’s resigning.
There was some speculation that Towers would ask Dipoto to stick around in the organization and perhaps he did just that, but it’s also understandable that Dipoto would want to leave after finishing runner-up in the search for a job he’s held for months now.
I didn’t think much of the haul he got from the Angels for Dan Haren and was also somewhat disturbed by his touting Joe Saunders’ winning percentage as one of the reasons behind the trade, but Dipoto later pulled off an excellent deal with the White Sox to get Daniel Hudson and another quality pitching prospect for Edwin Jackson.
Dipoto will have zero trouble landing another prominent front office gig and the 42-year-old former big-league reliever may even emerge as a potential GM candidate for various teams this offseason.

  1. BC - Sep 22, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    Maybe the Mets…..?

  2. btberry - Sep 22, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    The Haren deal still makes me sick. Even in the midst of a bad year for him, he’s the kind of guy you want on your team. Saunders is a #3 at best.

  3. Old Gator - Sep 22, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    My thoughts exactly. He might just be pissed off enough that he’d work for Wilpon out of spite.

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