The Angels renewed Jerry Dipoto's contract for the 2015 season by picking up their option on his contract for next year. That is news enough but Alden Gonzalez reported that the move was made around the All Star Break in Mid-July.
Since then their move has been underscored as brilliant as the Halos have built baseball's best record up. But why the silence on a seemingly important detail?
Was word of Jerry's job security kept secret to motivate a certain someone else to prove himself on the field?
One thing for certain - there was a conspiracy theory that Jerry made the Huston Street trade, where he gave up four minor leaguers to the Padres for the All Star closer, as a desperation move to guarantee him job security for the future. Well at least that has gone poof in all this.
The biggest beneficial move by Dipoto was the trade of fan favorite Mark Trumbo to the Diamondbacks for Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs but he he basically remade the bullpen with trades for Street, Jason Grilli and Fernando Salas and the signing of free agent Joe Smith. The Halo bullpen has one inherited non-Dipoto piece: Kevin Jepsen. Think about it.