After news leaked of a confrontation between Dipoto and Mike Scioscia, his coaches and his players it appears the GM has taken his ball and gone home.
The issue over advanced stats seems to be the issue on a surface level but ultimately it appears Dipoto was unable to work as a partner with Scioscia and Arte Moreno.
Going into the job Dipoto knew he was not being asked to replace the manager. Scioscia was the least of the Halos problems. His job was to rebuild the minor leagues while competing at the big league level.
Aside from 2014 he failed miserably. He appeared obsessed with getting rid of Scioscia from the start, pulling a power play by firing hitting coach Mickey Hatcher.
The former relief pitcher was unable to build a competent bullpen and made a very questionable trade sending Kevin Jepsen for Matt Joyce.
Before this season there were concerns ranging from his nepotism in hiring as many former Rockies as possible. To he and assistant GM Scott Servais bullying their minor league coaches.
Now after all the drama the man caused he throws a temper tantrum and quits.
Well done sir.
To be fair Scioscia is very stubborn and very loyal to his players and coaches. He’s a professional who did not need assistance managing the club.
Arte Moreno is also at fault for forcing the signings of Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton upon Dipoto.
In my opinion the best solution would be to offer Bud Black the general manager position. But that may be something for next season.
As of 12 PM Jerry Dipoto has officially resigned his post. It appears Rico Brogna is also out. Arte Moreno and John Carpino are expected to promote from within with Matt Klentak or Hal Morris being likely candidates.