The Seattle Mariners have officially given contract extensions to Jerry Dipoto and Scott Servais, after many weeks of question.
In the midst of a rebuild the Seattle Mariners have the number one farm system. As well as are in the hunt for a wild card spot in just the second year of the arrival of top prospects. The Mariners have seen top prospects Evan White, Jarred Kelenic, Kyle Lewis, Logan Gilbert and Cal Raleigh all make their debuts. With many other prospects making their debuts, and many more to come. That is all credit to the dedication that Dipoto and Servais have done to help these youngsters get ready for the Big Leagues.
“Jerry is a creative, passionate leader with a clear vision for our franchise,” Stanton said. “Following the 2018 season, Jerry came to us with a plan for how to compete for and win championships. He was transparent on the difficulty, but also clear on the goals and milestones. In the two-and-a-half years since, he has led the baseball operations group through challenges on and off the field, while executing on the timeline he laid out.”
Stanton continued on…
“Our Major League team, despite being one of the youngest teams in baseball, is competing for a postseason spot. Since near the midpoint of the 2020 season, the club has posted an 91–76 mark, the sixth-best record in the American League (Aug. 21, 2020-current). He has also built a first-class operations and analytics team that enable the Mariners to compete intelligently on the field. At the same time, Jerry and his team have built out our minor league system, which was recently named the top ranked farm system in all of baseball by Baseball America.”
Jerry Dipoto was also promoted to President of Baseball Operations, where he will oversee everything on the baseball side of things, whereas Catie Griggs will oversee everything on the business side.
Jerry Dipoto followed that with:
“The Mariners goal, from John and the partnership group, our baseball operation and throughout our front office is to win championships,” Dipoto said. “We set out two-and-a-half years ago to do everything we could to make sure we were building an organization that would compete for multiple postseason berths and championships. I believe we are closer to that goal now than we’ve ever been and am excited to continue to have the opportunity to deliver on that vision.”
Scott Servais is the second-winningest manager, trailing just the great Lou Piniella. He is 419-422 in his sixth season.
“Scott has done a terrific job in defining our team’s culture as one that is driven by process, hard work and heart,” Dipoto said. “That has allowed us to bring young, talented players to the Majors over the past three years and see them adjust and succeed as we build towards a team that competes for championships on an annual basis.”
“I am very positive about the makeup and direction of our team, in 2021 and beyond, so it’s exciting for me to look ahead to being with this group in this city for years to come,” Servais said. “And I want to be sure to acknowledge the key role the coaches and other staff have played in the successes we’ve had here.”
Only a handful of managers have more wins since 2016 than Scott Servais. So now that the Mariners have locked up Dipoto and Servais it is time to get back to work.
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