- Oct 1, 2023
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I disagree. This team was just a game out of the playoffs with Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Jean segura before Dipoto showed up. He has drastically changed the entire team only to be right where we were when he started, minus one playoff appearance, only to watch the rays, orioles, and rangers pass us up in one day like it was easy and we don’t know what we’re doing. It seems like every big pitcher he signs gets worse and every hitter becomes a k-swinger. Teoscar and Ty swinging at everything a foot off the plate.People need to cut Dipoto some slack. He's the first guy to improve the organization top to bottom since the 90s. Mariners fans are so used to being out of the playoff race by June that they don't know how to handle a team that's playoff-caliber but not a sure-thing. Missing the playoffs by a game or two is what happens to teams at our current level sometimes.
As for Dipoto's press conference, I actually liked the things that others hated. The average normie is too emotional and not analytical enough to run a franchise. I'd rather have a nerd who can't related to normies than a normie who can't relate to nerds.