We all remember Jerry Dipoto well. The Angels gave Dipoto his first permanent general manager job, and he remained in the role for four years, wheeling and dealing his away around town and doing a reasonable job in the post-Tony Reagins era. He is currently tearing down a Seattle Mariners team that won 89 games in 2018, trading Edwin Diaz, Jean Segura, and Robinson Cano away in a matter of weeks after the World Series concluded. Best of luck to you in your endeavors, Jerry. Cespedes Family BBQ, an MLB-affiliated fun Twitter account, had something to say about Dipoto’s antics with this Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams-filled GIF:
Raise your hand if you've ever felt personally traded by Jerry Dipoto pic.twitter.com/AupYiZFq7Y— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) December 3, 2018
It seems that Vernon Wells also remembers Dipoto well as well. The former Angel first came to Orange County when Tony Reagins nabbed him at the expense of Juan Rivera, Mike Napoli, and a boatload of cash. Wells hit .218 in 2011 in a full season and .230 in parts of 2012, before he was shipped off to New York for players actually named Kramer Sneed and Exicardo Cayones by, you guessed it, Jerry Dipoto.
Farewell, Vernon. You were just another chess piece on Jerry Dipoto’s master ride.