The Orioles’ GM Search: Jennings, Watson, Dipoto

The Orioles have interviewed Jerry Dipoto of the Diamondbacks and Tony LaCava of the Blue Jays for their open GM position. Here's the latest on the team's search with the most recent updates up top:

  • As expected, the Marlins have officially denied the Orioles' request to interview Dan Jennings, reports Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (Twitter link).  Jennings is halfway through an eight-year contract with the Marlins, reports Connolly, and this is the fourth time in four years that the Marlins have turned down another club's request to interview Jennings, Florida's assistant GM and vice-president of player personnel.
  • The Orioles are expected to contact Dodgers assistant GM De Jon Watson about their GM position, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com. They haven't scheduled additional interviews at this point, but more are coming.
  • Dipoto probably has the edge at this point, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Connolly explains why Dipoto might prefer the Orioles to the Angels. Los Angeles is interviewing many candidates, but the Orioles won't interview many more than two, so Dipoto's chances of getting an offer from Baltimore seem good. Connolly notes that the Orioles would look bad if they want Dipoto then let him slip away to the Angels.
  • Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears that Dipoto had a "terrific" interview with the Orioles (Twitter link).
  • For more on LaCava and Dipoto, check out MLBTR's GM Candidate pieces from earlier in the year.


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11 Comments on "The Orioles’ GM Search: Jennings, Watson, Dipoto"


3 years 10 months ago

Both jobs are horrendous for a first-year GM; two hands-on owners, two very strong managers and two teams that need a a colon cleanse.

I like both guys, and hope they get a chance to excel, but only worse job than O’s job in all of baseball is working for Fred and Jeff Wilpon.

3 years 10 months ago

Well at least the Wilpons hired Sandy Alderson. The only thing the Orioles have done is interview two fellas who have never been in my kitchen. (Cheers – Cliff Clavin Reference)

3 years 10 months ago

Sandy Alderson… that’s worked out well for them so far.

Lunchbox45
3 years 10 months ago

yah he’s totally to blame

Joey E
3 years 10 months ago

go Dipoto! leave De Jon alone!

Alex
3 years 10 months ago

Could the potential departure of Jed Hoyer from San Diego affect the Orioles, since Jerry Dipoto is mentioned as a replacement candidate?

3 years 10 months ago

Byrnes is getting that job.  No question.

Rabbitov
3 years 10 months ago

Sometimes I think the O’s drag this out just to flood MLBtraderumors with posts.  Hurry the hell up Orioles I am running out of material. 

3 years 10 months ago

running out of material? As for me I am running out of patience and resolve.
I think the Arbuckle and LaMar bandwagon not only brokedown, it never got off the Lift  at the Auto Repair shop. I wish I knew why! There would have been nothing wrong with the Orioles interviewing the both of them.

As for flooding MLBTR’s I guess it’s giving Ben, Tim and the rest of the writers here something to do, but there really aren’t that many Orioles fans blogging about it. I mean look at the Epstein saga every single story had over 300 posts or even more. Orioles stories had what 30 or under and that was only because there’s like 5 Oriole fans were arguing over a pile of feathers!

Rabbitov
3 years 10 months ago

Thats because a lot of the Orioles fans have hibernated for the winter (watching Ravens).  I am a serious Ravens fan, but I keep my allegiance to both pretty strong all year round. 

3 years 10 months ago

Umm what about Reagins and Richardi? They are by far the two best candidates for this job, if Orioles dont hire one of them they will never be able to sign Wells to a 100 million dollar contract after this ones up!