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Jerry Dipoto to interview for general manager jobs with Angels and Orioles

Oct 15, 2011, 11:23 AM EDT

Jerry DiPoto

Jerry Dipoto was passed over for the Diamondbacks general manager job last year in favor of Kevin Towers, but he’s still a hot property around MLB.

Jack McGruder of FOX Sports Arizona reports that the Angels and Orioles have received permission from the Diamondbacks to speak with Dipoto about their vacant general manager positions. Dipoto, who made a splash as interim general manager after Josh Byrnes was fired in 2010, served as the Diamondbacks’ vice president of scouting and player development this season.

Buster Olney of reported last night that Dipoto is viewed as the current favorite for the Orioles’ job, citing his past experience with Buck Showalter. Two Yankees executives, Damon Oppenheimer and Billy Eppler, are also expected to interview for the Angels’ GM position.

  1. proudlycanadian - Oct 15, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Olney is not the best source for information. From what I have read, Dipoto is the leading candidate for the Angels and that job is superior to the Baltimore job. Baltimore has received permission to talk with Tony La Cava of the Blue Jays.

    • Bryz - Oct 15, 2011 at 12:17 PM

      Yet you are a better source for information?

      • proudlycanadian - Oct 15, 2011 at 12:33 PM

        Yes. The Angels interest in Dipolo has been reported by many sources. The Toronto Sun and other sources have reported that Baltimore has received permission to talk with La Cava. Olney’s reports are usually more often wrong than they are right.

      • Old Gator - Oct 15, 2011 at 11:56 PM

        Will anyone still be working for the Angels who can interview him?

    • phillyphreak - Oct 15, 2011 at 6:38 PM

      Interesting take. Multiple sources are reporting Dipoto will talk to the Os, not only Buster. The difference is that you read and Buster talks to people. But I get what you’re saying…

      I feel dirty for defending Buster….

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