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Talking Mariners Podcast: Breaking down Dipoto’s comments on payroll

Dec 1, 2022, 6:20 PM | Updated: Dec 2, 2022, 12:23 pm

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Just days before the MLB winter meetings open in San Diego, did comments by Mariners president of baseball operations Jerry Dipoto on his weekly Seattle Sports radio show indicate that M’s fans could see more fizzle than fireworks from the hot stove?

Mariners’ Dipoto explains how their future impacts approach to payroll

That certainly was the prevalent reaction on social media Thursday. Fortunately, we have a podcast and an opportunity to break down, assess and address the current situation in more than 280 characters.

Curtis Rogers once again joins me on the Talking Mariners podcast as we take a closer look at Dipoto’s comments and where the team stands at this point of the offseason.

Up first, Rogers turns in his homework assignment, giving a rundown of who he believes should hit leadoff for the team. We then moved on to the Dipoto comments, which we replayed along with the question for full context. Context is key here, and the answer spans more than just the 2023 season.

How much do the Mariners need to add to take the next steps forward? I point out why some may be focusing on the wrong goal in 2023, and Curtis gives a great example of a win-at-all-costs path that one team took that the Mariners should not want to follow.

The Talking Mariners podcast can be found at this link, in the player below, or by subscribing here.

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