ANAHEIM - After three and a half years, the era between Jerry Dipoto and the Los Angeles Angels has come to an abrupt end, following the upcoming announcement that Dipoto has resigned as general manager of the Angels.
Though no team announcement has come yet, sources confirmed Dipoto’s resigning to Valley Bay News,
There is no word yet on who will take over the reigns as general manager of the Angels, but one option could be current assistant GM, Matt Klentak. Klentak has had ties to the Philadelphia Phillies as a potential GM, but could serve as an interim GM for the Angels if he desires.
Dipoto, 47, was hired by the Angels in the fall of 2011, and spent three and a half years with the organization with some ups and downs during his time. Dipoto was hired following a near year as interim GM of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Dipoto resigned in what may be the loom of rifts with Angels manager, Mike Scioscia. The team held meetings over this past weekend, where things got “heated” between the GM and coaches, including some players, as reported by FoxSports.com.
The relationship between Scioscia and Dipoto had been questioned since 2012, when Dipoto fired long-time hitting coach and good friend of Scioscia, Mickey Hatcher.
Dipoto had his contract option for 2016 picked up last month, but will not make his full contract salary due to his resigning, as opposed to being fired. According to sources, Dipoto will have an exit package negotiated so he may receive some portion of his salary.
Here is a brief look at Dipoto’s good and bads during his time as Angels GM.
- AL West Division Champions in 2014 (98-64)
- 306-258 (.543) record as General Manager
- Signing Albert Pujols to 10-year, $240 million deal in 2012
- Signing C.J. Wilson to five-year, $77.5 million deal in 2012
- Acquiring Zack Greinke for Jean Segura in 2012
- Signing Joe Smith to three-year, $15.75 million deal in 2013
- Acquiring Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs in 2013, in exchange for Mark Trumbo
- Acquiring Huston Street and Trevor Gott from San Diego for four prospects in 2014
- Signing Mike Trout to six-year, $144.5 million extension in 2014
- Acquiring Andrew Heaney and Nick Tropeano in 2014, in exchange for Howie Kendrick and Hank Conger
- Restocking dipleated farm system, drafting top prospects, Sean Newcomb, and acquiring top prospects Andrew Heaney, Kyle Kubitza, and Nick Tropeano
- Acquiring Johnny Giavotella in 2015
- Signing Josh Hamilton to five-year, $125 million deal in 2013
- Signing Joe Blanton, Sean Burnett and Ryan Madson in 2013
- Acquiring Tommy Hanson in 2013
- Acquiring Matt Joyce in exchange for Kevin Jepsen in 2015