The Los Angeles Dodgers wasted no time moving forward following their playoff elimination. After spending years as the Tampa Bay Rays’ general manager, Andrew Friedman agreed to join the Dodgers on Tuesday and became the team’s president of baseball operations.
Friedman was officially introduced Friday during a press conference. With his move, Ned Colletti took a new role as senior advisor to the president. Replacing Colletti as general manager is on the list of items Friedman needs to address in the off-season. Names have been tossed around, but nothing is concrete.
While a GM hire is expected at some point, one area Friedman offered more clarity on is the future of manager Don Mattingly. Friedman said in his press conference he’s held multiple conversations with Mattingly that went well, and confirmed the manager would return in 2015.
Here are the week’s other big stories and rumors:
Corey Seager Learning From Kyle’s Experiences
Andre Ethier Inducted Into Arizona State Hall Of Fame
Andrew Friedman Passes On Moneyball Label, Values Information
Andrew Friedman Press Conference In Full (VIDEOS)
Andrew Friedman Big On Winning, Believes Chemistry Follows
Friedman Doesn’t See Outfield ‘Problem’
Andrew Friedman Says Don Mattingly Will Manage Dodgers In 2015
Dodgers Rumors: Josh Byrnes In Play For Executive Position
Stan Kasten Expects Dodgers To Become Team Built From Within
Jamey Wright Says Dodgers Were ‘A Blessing And A Curse’
Stan Kasten Takes Blame For Bad Contracts
Stan Kasten Denies Andrew Friedman Hire Was A Quick Reaction
Joe Maddon Says He Wants To Remain With Tampa Bay Rays
Ned Colletti Accepting New Role Without Issue
Dodgers Rumors: Matt Kemp To Be Fined For Critical Remarks
Stan Kasten Says Dodgers Are Still Figuring Out Front Office
Zach Lee Was Deemed ‘Untouchable’ At Deadline
Dodgers Hire Andrew Friedman, Ned Colletti Promoted
Yasiel Puig Clarifies On Actions Perceived As Disrespectful
Andrew Friedman Discusses Challenge Of Moving To A Big Market