Farhan Zaidi

The Los Angeles Dodgers responded to their NLDS exit by hiring Andrew Friedman as president of baseball operations, which was a position the team created for the highly-touted executive.

While prying Friedman out of Tampa Bay was largely considered a major coup for the Dodgers, they still faced questions regarding other front office positions. Among them is general manager as Ned Colletti was reassigned to a role as a special advisor to team president and CEO, Stan Kasten.

After reports had the Dodgers contacting Josh Byrnes, Chad MacDonald and Farhan Zaidi within the last two weeks, they reportedly have settled on Zaidi to become their new GM. Zaidi will join the Dodgers after spending 10 seasons with the Oakland Athletics.

Zaidi served as the Athletics’ assistant general manager and director of baseball operations, and fits the mold of another executive with a strong background in analytics. Though the Dodgers are not yet done reconfiguring their front office, their moves thus far earned plenty of praise across Twitter.

Prior to the report Zaidi will join the Dodgers, Peter Gammons thought highly of what may come to fruition:

Rany Jazayerli, who has written for Grantland, shared his thoughts on the hire:

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports believes the Dodgers have assembled a juggernaut of sorts in the front office:

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports also used the “Dream Team” reference:

Ryan Theriot wasn’t quite as enthusiastic over the hire:

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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

3 Responses

    • David Anderson

      He’s just butt hurt that they didn’t bring him back.

      Reply
  1. Michael N. Norris

    never heard of the guy until now…so do not know what he brings to the table….just make the team better…..and Theriot You were so bad as a Dodger they traded you for a wounded pitcher…..lousy players should not toss stones….

    Reply

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