Dodgers

Although free agency is underway, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ recent activity has been focused on reconfiguring their front office.

It began with the Dodgers hiring Andrew Friedman as president of baseball operations and continued with the additions of Josh Byrnes, Billy Gasparino, Gabe Kapler and Farhan Zaidi. Zaidi’s accepting of the Dodgers’ general manage role was a considered a major coup considering he spent the previous 10 seasons working with Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics.

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Dodgers will also hire Galen Carr and David Finley away from the Boston Red Sox:

ESPN LA’s Mark Saxon adds Scott Bream of the Detroit Tigers will be another to join the Dodgers:

Carr completed his 14th year in the Red Sox organization, which means his time there overlaps with Kapler’s as a player. Carr was promoted to Special Assignment Scout after the 2011 season and he’s thought of highly within the Red Sox.

Like Carr, Finley also received a promotion prior to the 2012 season. Since that time, Finley has worked as the Red Sox’s director of player personnel and scouted the likes of Jon Lester, among others. Finley previously served as a special assistant to the general manager for the Red Sox.

Bream would be leaving the Tigers after having spent time in their organization since 1999. Bream worked as an advanced scout for the Tigers before being promoted to assistant general manager before the 2002 season.

Bream’s stint as the assistant GM was brief but he continued to work for the Tigers through 2010 as a Major League scout. He returned to Detroit in October of 2012 after spending two years with the San Diego Padres.

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

2 Responses

  1. Michael N. Norris

    Fans care less about scouts and front office guys…they want to see new players and upgrades……..

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    • fco.gee

      True long-time fans want a team that can compete for years to come. The Lakers had done it up until recently, the Kings are doing it now, and the Dodgers have been getting back on track.
      These are huge upgrades especially for a team that needs to shed off as much of the McCourt era as possible.

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