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Dodgers Hire Andrew Friedman, Ned Colletti Promoted



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After the disappointing end to the Los Angeles Dodgers season in the NLDS, it was rumored that the team would be making changes to the front office.

Many believed that Ned Colletti’s days as general manager would be coming to an end and that manager Don Mattingly could also be on the hot seat. One name that was floated around as a potential replacement for Colletti was Tampa Bay Rays’ GM Andrew Friedman.

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Friedman is heading to Los Angeles:

Friedman has been with the Rays since 2004 and was serving as Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and GM.

According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, Friedman received a promotion in his transition:

Along with the hiring of Friedman, the Dodgers also kept Colletti in the front office, but in a different capacity:

Friedman will be free to hire his own GM under his new title. There is no word as to whether the Dodgers will be making a move at manager. Rumors have circulated that Friedman could bring Rays manager Joe Maddon to the Dodgers. Maddon is considered one of the best managers in the big leagues.

The Dodgers were able to get Friedman to leave his spot in Tampa Bay after a few teams failed to do so in recent years. The newest face in the front office will have more money than he did in Tampa Bay and more resources to draw from.

Written by Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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