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Dodgers Hire David Finley, Three Others In Scouting Department

Although the front office has yet to have a significant impact, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been lauded for the hires of Gabe Kapler, Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi. Another face in the new-look hierarchy is former San Diego Padres general manager, Josh Byrnes. As expected, the Dodgers added to the group of new hires on Tuesday as they announced David Finley joined the organization as vice president of a ...

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Dodgers News: Farhan Zaidi Draws Praise From Fellow GMs

Farhan Zaidi is the newest general manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers after leaving Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics. Zaidi was hired to replace Ned Colletti and is moving on from assistant GM to simply GM. He joins a reloaded front office in Los Angeles that has a preference for analytics. The move came shortly after Andrew Friedman was hired away from the Tampa Bay Rays. Since their arrival in Los A ...

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Dodgers Trade For Kyle Jensen From Miami Marlins

While Andrew Friedman was still working to finalize the Los Angeles Dodgers' reconfigured front office, he made his first roster move by claiming infielder Ryan Jackson off waivers. Now with Farhan Zaidi in place as the general manager, as well as the additions of Josh Byrnes, Gabe Kapler and others to the front office, the Dodgers announced Monday night they traded for Kyle Jensen of the Miami Marlins in e ...

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Dodgers News: Zaidi Losing Sleep Over Big-Name Free Agents

Thus far in free agency the Los Angeles Dodgers have largely been bystanders as they've focused on retooling the front office. The Dodgers did extend a qualifying offer to Hanley Ramirez, which was more of a formality as it appears unlikely he'll be re-signed. On Monday, the Dodgers lost out on Russell Martin, who they were believed to be interested in, though talks between the two parties reportedly never ...

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Farhan Zaidi Says Plan Is To Make ‘Good Baseball Decisions’

Farhan Zaidi has never dealt with a payroll like he has now. After spending the past few years with the Oakland Athletics and their thrifty spending, Zaidi is now in Los Angeles with the team that led the league in payroll in 2014. Part of the reason for the inflated payroll came from some big contracts and a big trade made shortly after the Guggenheim partners took over. The new owners wanted to make a spl ...

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ESPN’s Buster Olney Ranks Adrian Gonzalez Fifth Among 1B

The Los Angeles Dodgers have had a model of consistency at first base since August of 2012. That was when they acquired Adrian Gonzalez from the Boston Red Sox in a blockbuster trade. Gonzalez enjoyed one of his finer seasons in recent memory in 2014, hitting .276 with 27 home runs and 116 RBIs in 159 games. He finished seventh in MVP voting, won a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger and led the league in RBIs. ...

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Andrew Friedman, Gabe Kapler Discuss New Front Office

Much has been made of the new brain trust forming in the Los Angeles Dodgers front office. Andrew Friedman, Farhan Zaidi, Josh Byrnes, Billy Gasparino and Gabe Kapler are all new to the team and are expected to propel the Dodgers to their first World Series since 1988. Friedman is running the entire show and Zaidi has been tabbed the general manager, replacing Ned Colleti, who was moved to special advisor. ...

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Andre Ethier Considered Most Likely To Be Traded By Dodgers

It's been over six weeks since the Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated from the postseason and they have been busy overhauling their front office. With a new face at almost every position, they are now in place to begin making moves for the team on the field. Their biggest and likely toughest task comes in the outfield, where the Dodgers have five capable starters and a top prospect for only three available ...

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After Short Rest, Adrian Gonzalez Preparing For 2015 Season

Clayton Kershaw has drawn plenty of attention for the season he had in 2014 and deservedly so. However, he wasn't alone as a model of consistency for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. Though it wasn't necessarily to the same level of dominance as Kershaw, Adrian Gonzalez quietly put together a strong season batting in the middle of the order. Yes, Gonzalez was once mired in a month-long slump, but he hit ...

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Dee Gordon Ruled A Super Two; Eligible For Salary Arbitration

After being eliminated by the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Division Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers offseason loomed with multiple free agents and players eligible for salary arbitration. Although it didn't seem likely, Dan Haren and Brian Wilson could have added to the group of free agents had they declined their respective player options. Of the Dodgers' free agents, Hanley Ramirez has certainly grabbed ...

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