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Dodgers Make Flurry of Changes to Front Office

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.

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.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics and Broadcast Journalism dual major 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. Great read. Very well done. Would like to see you do some player interviews, about where they are from? Pre HS, HS, College etc…would really like to see your opinions.

  2. Rest Kershaw, pitch his 5th home game starts only. Until All Star break. Establish depth of staff. Need all RP to be shut down 3 out guys.

    Love “The Banana Hernandez” en Fuego 2B D&Ohhh Yahhhhh.

    Also love #HOF Philly 2B as coach “Dad”

    #AwesomeBlue

    Can the ? lead off? Or mash HR Joc?

    First question each game…who leads off.

    Seager and Turner when healthy can also lead off, just for confidence, if needed.

    Let’s look at a #Joc and a #? lead off.

    1Joc Joc. Joc. Joc
    2A)Seager. B) ? c)Pollock d)Turner
    3Turner. A,c,d, or. A,b,d or. A,b,c or AAA
    4Bellinger . A or D . A or D. A,b,c,or belli
    5Muncy. Belli . Belli. A,b,c or muncy
    6Pollock . Muncy. Muncy. A,b,c,or muncy
    7? . Pollock. ?. ? Or c

    8 Ca
    9 P

    Joc LF
    Seager SS
    Turner 3B
    Bellinger 1B/OF
    Muncy 1B 2B OF
    Pollock CF/2B
    ? 2B OF SS
    CA
    P

    Sub
    Verdugo
    Taylor

    1? ? ?
    2A)Seager. c)Pollock d)Turner
    3Turner. A,b,d or. A,b,c or AAA
    4Bellinger . A or D. A,b,c,or belli
    5Muncy. Belli. A,b,c or muncy
    6Pollock . Muncy. A,b,c,or muncy
    7Joc Joc Joc Or c

    8 Ca
    9 P

    Joc LF
    Seager SS
    Turner 3B
    Bellinger 1B/OF
    Muncy 1B 2B OF
    Pollock CF/2B
    ? 2B OF SS
    CA
    P

    I appreciate your feedback.

  3. Ned Colletti and Tim Neverette need to announce some games for the Dodgers during the season together on T.V. They are very interesting to listen too. Very knowledgeable about the game, players and history.

    • I thought so too. It was baseball talk, but very different from what you would get from Orel or Nomah.

  4. Looks like any shmo could rise thru the ranks fast, as long as he played for the Rays under Andrew Friedman. I know it goes on in all organizations, it just doesn’t smell like Dodger baseball.

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