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Dodgers: Andrew Friedman Finalizing Contract Extension

The Friedman era will continue.

There is some good news coming out of the Dodgers’ off-season press conference this morning. As part of the line of questioning, current President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman has told the media that he will be inking a new deal to remain with the Dodgers’ front office.

This is fantastic news. While Friedman is given his share of the blame from the Dodgers’ fan base, he is an integral part to maintaining the Dodgers’ championship window. While the Dodgers have yet to win a World Series in the Friedman era, his presence in the front office represents a vast difference from the Ned Colletti era that came before it.

Friedman did a fantastic job as the head of the front office with former GM Farhan Zaidi leaving to take the job with the San Francisco Giants.

Andrew Friedman was hired by the Dodgers following the 2015 season and the Dodgers have won the division in each of those seasons and made two World Series appearances, albeit in losing fashion.

We will have to wait to find out the contract details regarding his extension with the Dodgers, but all in all, this is a fantastic move by ownership to work to bring him back. As previously mentioned, Friedman remains an integral to what the Dodgers are trying to do for the next decade — keep their championship window wide open.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Well now that we know that Friedman will be back, as well as Roberts I think we can all settle in to watch another episode of “lets fool the fans”. Win the Division and fold up in the playoffs. I’ve grown tired of watching what used to be a franchise which tried to win the Series to an outfit who is quite content to spend October in their bathrobes, smirking at the camera.

    When do we get the announcement that Jansen is our closer for next year and we’re standing pat with our rotation, bull pen and Russian Roulette lineup cards.

    Daniel, the “championship window” was broken by a Howie Kendrick’s grand slam in cased you missed it.

  2. Exactly, Skoonj6. 2020 could be a year that shows Dodgers could not recover from the 2019 NLDS loss and for the first time since 2012 Dodgers could very well be going home in September when the regular season is over.

  3. The remarks above cover fans’ reactions pretty well. I would add that Freidman looks like a pimp in that white suit. Yes, he deserves “ad hominem” comments, based on personal decisions he’s made.

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