The Dodgers announced a flurry of front office changes this afternoon, mostly involving their player development department.
After the recent departure of Farhan Zaidi to the San Francisco Giants, multiple front office positions were left vacant, therefore enabling certain members of the front office to move up the ranks.
The Dodgers promoted Brandon Gomes to assistant GM, named Will Rhymes their director of player development, Alex Slater director of baseball operations, and Duncan Webb director of baseball resources.
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Brandon Gomes, 34, has been promoted from Director of Player Development to Assistant General Manager and Vice President. This represents a very quick rise through the ranks for Gomes as just a few years ago, Gomes was throwing big-league innings for the Tampa Bay Rays. While pitching there, the General Manager of the Rays was Andrew Friedman. They met and were able to connect as both are Tulane University graduates.
Will Rhymes, 35, was initially the assistant farm director for the Dodgers and will be moved to Director of Player Development, filling the vacancy that Gomes had left. Rhymes was a part of both the Tigers and Rays organizations in a playing capacity and like Gomes, met then GM, Andrew Friedman. Rhymes attended the College of William and Mary.
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Alex Slater, a graduate of UC Berkeley, was originally the Director of Baseball Development and Scouting and has now received a promotion to Director of Baseball Operations. He has held positions as the Senior Manager of Pro Scouting and Assistant Director of Scouting of the Dodgers in the past.
Duncan Webb, a graduate of Amherst College, was originally a pitching coach at his alma mater and has found his way through the ranks of the Dodgers front office over the last few years after a long-term stint as a member of the Red Sox organization. Webb has been promoted to Director of Baseball Resources after filling various player development roles for Boston’s front office.