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Former co-host The @SteveSandmeyer Show | Former host of The OFP Report | Prospect Insider | @IBWAA Member |

What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelancer for The Kitsap Sun covering high school sports.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

I like ideas that can be developed between the writer and the editorial.

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Notes from Dipoto’s press conference

prospectinsider.com — The Seattle Mariners made it officially official Tuesday morning, announcing the hiring of Jerry Dipoto as the club's Executive V.P. and general manager. Dipoto spoke at the presser like a man who was prepared not only for the media, but for the job itself.

Churchill: Dipoto’s first moves

prospectinsider.com — It's still September, so expecting a blockbuster trade or even a major decision right away is asking too much. We could hear about decisions on Lloyd McClendon and some other scouting and player development changes in the next few days to few weeks, but we're probably a month or more away from any significant player decisions by new Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto.
Sep 29, 2015

In this piece I opine on what could be the first major player moves by Dipoto as Mariners GM -- j.mp/1jw9Sj8

Sep 29, 2015

As I wrote earlier today -- j.mp/1jw9Sj8 -- Dipoto seems to be planning on an aggressive hunt for arms.

Churchill: M’s make solid choice in Dipoto

prospectinsider.com — At the start of the club's search for a new baseball leader it was my opinion that Jerry Dipoto would be, at least, a satisfactory choice to replace Jack Zduriencik. As the process unfolded the public was not privy to all that were contacted, every interview conducted or how those interviews went.
Sep 29, 2015

In this piece I highlighted some of Jerry Dipoto's most significant transactions as GM of the Angels -- j.mp/1jw9MYX

DePodesta, Kingston among M’s GM candidates?

prospectinsider.com — In the two-plus weeks since the Seattle Mariners created a chief opening in their baseball operations department we've heard at least a dozen names bandied about in connection with the general manager's job. From Jerry DiPoto and Billy Eppler to Dan O'Dowd, and almost everywhere in between.

Pistorese a victim of flawed drug program

prospectinsider.com — The suspensions happen several times a year. Most of the time very few pay attention to them, because they are minor leaguers, often not big-time prospects and just as often have yet to play above the Class-A level.

Mariners must shake the insanity

prospectinsider.com — Albert Einstein was originally credited with saying the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." The Seattle Mariners 25-man roster wasn't good enough in 2015 -- like every year prior to that, going back 14 years now -- and the club's new GM and V.P.

Churchill: GM Candidates

prospectinsider.com — With the news breaking Friday morning that the Seattle Mariners parted ways with Jack Zduriencik we've already started to hear the names of possible replacements. It's all speculation at this point, but retreads galore likely are littering your Twitter timeline, drawing eye rolls and even some 'WTF' replies. Understandably.

A glance at MLB awards picture

prospectinsider.com — I don't put as much stock in Major League Baseball's awards as I once did. What used to be an aspect of the game that I enjoyed very much -- seeing the historical seasons rewarded with hardware as well as amplify my memories of it -- now has become more of a narrative: "Will the voters get it right?"

Seattle’s Baseball Treasure

prospectinsider.com — I read recently that Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play announcer Vin Scully has been with the club for 56 years. Now, I knew he'd been around forever, but, wow. Since the age of 21, he's been in the booth doing some form of radio or television work for the Dodgers. Fifty-six years!

Chris Taylor’s future

prospectinsider.com — Recently Chris Taylor was a topic of conversation on Twitter between yours truly and an observant follower or two. While that particular back-and-forth was based on a misinterpretation of a previous note I sent out, a discussion about Taylor's future is warranted at this point.
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Oct 06, 2015

RT @MikeFerrinSXM: Keuchel fell behind 15 of the 22 batters he faced tonight & walked 1, allowed 3 singles. that’s a helluva job battling.

Oct 06, 2015

Not as critical for Tanaka to be efficient as it is for Keuchel, but this isn't optimal: 35 pitches, 2 outs, sacks full, down a run in 2nd

Oct 06, 2015

Where's the tweet with the "team to score first" info?

Oct 06, 2015

@KleShreen It's much more dependent on what ACTUAL park is his home versus road, who he's facing.

Oct 06, 2015

@KleShreen You can change a player's home park and get to the same place. Better/Worse. Nothing more.

Oct 06, 2015

@KleShreen Again, though, tell me something specific about it. Better versus not as good isn't specific AT ALL.

Oct 06, 2015

@SorensSam He's found a slightly shorter swing and layed off a few more out-of-zone pitches.

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