New York Mets

Mets Need New Blood: Dipoto & Gibson

5 Jun 1995: Pitcher Jerry DiPoto of the New York Mets throws a pitch during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won the game 5-3.
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Keith BennettCorrespondent ISeptember 23, 2010

The Mets need new blood for the future of the franchise. And hiring Jerry Dipoto  as the new GM would be a good move for the Mets. Dipoto was a teammate of Rico Brogna with the New York Mets in the mid-1990s. Dipoto has worked for two very smart organizations in the Red Sox and Rockies, help building parts of Two World Series. It is only a matter of time before Jerry Dipoto being named a GM for a MLB team, maybe that being the Mets within a couple of weeks from now. Since the D'Backs hired Kevin Towers as the new GM today. This guy is a former Mets player and a Jersey-Native. Dipoto has big city roots already, plus he has a great eye for talent. In 2003, Dipoto joined the Red Sox as a scout and was a big part of building the Red Sox nucleus, which later went on to win the World Series. Dipoto was named Rockies Director of Pro Scouting in winter of 2004, before joining the D'Backs a year later. The Mets need a brand new scouting system, some first-round picks have failed badly. Dipoto has been credited for drafting former first-round picks Troy Tulowitzki in 2005, Max Scherzer in 2006, and Jarrod Parker in 2007. Omar Minaya draft picks seem like there don't last long. Kirk Gibson would be the manager the Mets is lacking. Gibson is a winner with the Tigers and Dodgers when he use to play the game. He play baseball like a football player, which the Mets need this type of fire. The Mets need to work somthing out with the D'Backs to get Captain Kirk.

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