On Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers formally introduced president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman, who after 10 years with the Tampa Bay Rays, finally accepted the offer to join another organization.

Friedman discussed the excitement he has for the challenge that lies ahead and considers himself fortunate to be working for a team with a rich history. He also stated manager Don Mattingly would return in 2015 and stressed the importance of the Dodgers developing their farm system for longterm success.

Although Friedman comes from a financial investing background and is considered an analytical mind, he said the Dodgers would rely on all information and approaches when evaluating a player or decision.

Included below is Friedman’s entire press conference.

Part 1: Stan Kasten Discusses State Of Franchise, Friedman’s Introduction

Part 2: Friedman Stresses Importance Of Working Together In The Dodgers Front Office

Part 3: Friedman Intends To Hire GM, Says Mattingly Will Return In 2015

Part 4: Friedman Doesn’t View Crowded Outfield As A Problem, Values Winning Over Chemistry

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