Jerry Dipoto completely rebuilt the Seattle Mariners roster and powered it up like Nick Fury
Jerry Dipoto took over as Mariners general manager five years ago and his rebuilding is finally showing up. Rebuilding is a process and it can become difficult to remain patient while constantly losing. It does not make it any easier that the Mariners have not made the playoffs since 2001. Dipoto’s first draft pick, Kyle Lewis, as Mariners general manager had an amazing season and all the other pieces are falling into place.
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In 2021, we are expecting to see more of the prospects Dipoto has acquired over the years. 2018 first-round draft pick Logan Gilbert is expected to pitch next season. Jarred Kelenic who we acquired from the Mets is on his way in 2021. Taylor Trammell who came from the Austin Nola trade is ready for his debut as well.
There is no better comparison than Nick Fury, who assembled the Avengers during times of crisis. Dipoto practically pressed “refresh” at the top right corner of the page and Fury built the Avengers from scratch. Played by Samuel L. Jackson, Fury is a serious sarcastic leader that led SHIELD. His variety of relationships allowed him to build a team of superheroes to fight the biggest problems of the Marvel world.
Without Fury in the Marvel Universe, there would have been no Avengers. Without Dipoto, there would not be a young group of Mariners on the rise. Who knows what could have happened if Dipoto were not hired? But I am surely happy that the Mariners were able to bring in Dipoto because I think he has done an incredible job. As I said, it has been hard to remain patient but the tide is finally starting to turn. I can see the hope that Nicky Fury has created for us. Seattle Avengers assemble!