Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto goes trade crazy on 'Old Baseball Cards'

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Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has a little bit of a reputation. He likes to make trades. Many trades. ALLLL the trades, if we’re being honest. His is a team that set a record for offseason moves in the 2017 offseason and then did another big roster overhaul for this season.

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It was enough to make us wonder whether Dipoto also likes to trade baseball cards. On this week’s episode of “Old Baseball Cards” we got a resounding answer: Hell yeah he does. On this week’s episode, we make a record-breaking number of trades — and Dipoto seems to love every minute of it.

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If you’re new to this series, welcome aboard. We open old baseball cards with baseball players, coaches, famous fans and now executives. It all started with a bunch of cards there were sitting in my garage 25 years after my grandma bought them. That era of baseball cards isn’t worth much, so instead we open the cards with baseball people and hope they inspire great stories. We have plenty of fun episodes below for you to watch.

Previously on Old Baseball Cards
MUST-SEE EPISODESGeorge Brett | Torey Lovullo | Pedro Martinez | Bronson Arroyo | Eric Davis | Dusty Baker | Hank Azaria | Alex Rodriguez | Scott Boras | A.J. Ellis | Bernie Williams | Chase Utley | John Smoltz |  Best trades of 2017 | Best finds of 2017 | Best Guests of 2017 (Part 1) | Best Guests of 2017 (Part 2)

MANAGERS/COACHESTerry Francona | Joe Maddon | Bruce Bochy | Clint Hurdle | Buck Showalter | Brad Mills | Bob Melvin | Dave Roberts | Gabe Kapler | Alex Cora | Dave Martinez | Ron Gardenhire

CURRENT PLAYERSCurtis Granderson | Noah Syndergaard | Kyle Hendricks | Clayton Kershaw | Todd Coffey | John Axford | Dee Gordon | Adam Eaton | Rajai Davis | Brad Ziegler & Tyler Clippard | Buster PoseyDavid Price & Anthony Rizzo

STARS FROM BACK IN THE DAYFrank Thomas | Sandy Alomar Jr. | Delino DeShields | Cliff Floyd | Dan Plesac | Aaron Boone | Bobby Bonilla | Andre Dawson  | Ivan Rodriguez | Jack Morris | Jeff Nelson | Mark Teixeira | Rick Ankiel | Kevin Millar

CELEBS: Mr. BeldingAlyssa Milano | Josh Duhamel | Joel McHale

ETC: Chris “Mad Dog” RussoJosh Kusnick | Jeff Passan | Ken Kendrick

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