From ESPN’s Buster Olney this morning:
Heard this: Arizona executive Jerry DiPoto is among the front-runners to get the Seattle job, and if he does land it, this will increase the likelihood that Pat Gillick winds up serving as some kind of consultant for the Mariners.
DiPoto was reportedly among five candidates interviewed this week; Larry Stone profiled them here. By the way, A’s assistant GM David Forst decided not to interview with the Mariners. Forst may end up taking on a larger role with the A’s. Phil Rogers crossed Rick Hahn of the White Sox off the list, and Larry LaRue reminded us that Chris Antonetti also passed.