Unfortunately, more details came out over the weekend regarding Tyler Skaggs’ untimely death. Furthermore, the Los Angeles Angels organization knew about Skaggs’ drug problem leading up to his death. This was according to a report done by Outside The Lines.
Now, Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman is weighing in for the Dodgers in regards to this problem. Before getting ahead to what he said – you can expect baseball to take measures in the wake of the report on Skaggs’ that will affect the game league-wide.
Andrew Friedman was asked to share his thoughts on the latest with the Tyler Skaggs tragedy and changes that may be coming from MLB.
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Friedman agrees that something needs done, he’s just not sure what to do about it.
“I’m not sure. Obviously I read the article yesterday. It’s the first I had really seen of it or heard of it. I think it’s something that definitely requires deeper examination. Certainly MLB and the player’s union will spend some time huddling on.
Obviously it’s a tragic loss and if there’s anything we can do as an organization to prevent that, it’s on us to do that. Whatever that is right now, I don’t know.”
Furthermore, we don’t have to credit Friedman in saying what a smart man he is to agree wholeheartedly. One cannot imagine being the organization who loses any member of it’s team to something like what the Angels did in 2019 with Skaggs.
It’s great to know that the Dodgers’ head man is behind whatever changes need to happen to keep history from repeating. Finally – he’s leaving it up to the powers that be to decide what that action is – and letting everyone know the organization is behind it as long as he’s in charge.