The Dodgers have established a brief but dominant history of building up talented front office members. To be fair, Andrew Friedman really is the mastermind behind building up his team and watching them move on to succeed with other teams. One look at the final 4 teams in the 2020 postseason will tell you that.
And now, just a week after Assistant GM Jeff Kingston was beat out for a GM job in Anaheim, he might be going somewhere else. It was announced on Saturday that the Dodgers assistant is a prime candidate for the open general manager job with the Phillies.
Sources: #Dodgers assistant GM Jeff Kingston is a candidate for #Phillies GM position. Kingston was a finalist for the #Angels GM job earlier this offseason. Kingston has Pennsylvania ties, as a graduate of @DickinsonCol, about 130 miles west of Philadelphia. @MLBNetwork @MLB
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 21, 2020
If the Dodgers do lose out on Kingston, Friedman will no doubt be able to fill the gap left by him. Kingston was hired from Seattle in the winter of 2018 after Farhan Zaidi left to take the President of Baseball Operations job with the Giants. Los Angeles has not hired on an official General Manager since Zaidi left. Instead, they’ve opted to go with an unconventional front office where Friedman seems to run almost everything. So far, it’s worked out.
The Dodgers have not yet commented on Kingston being a candidate for the job in Philadelphia. It’s also unclear at this point if he has had an official interview.
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