Although free agency is underway, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ recent activity has been focused on reconfiguring their front office.
It began with the Dodgers hiring Andrew Friedman as president of baseball operations and continued with the additions of Josh Byrnes, Billy Gasparino, Gabe Kapler and Farhan Zaidi. Zaidi’s accepting of the Dodgers’ general manage role was a considered a major coup considering he spent the previous 10 seasons working with Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics.
According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Dodgers will also hire Galen Carr and David Finley away from the Boston Red Sox:
red sox have lost pro scout Galen Carr and director of player personnel David Finley to the Dodgers.
— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) November 10, 2014
ESPN LA’s Mark Saxon adds Scott Bream of the Detroit Tigers will be another to join the Dodgers:
— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) November 10, 2014
Carr completed his 14th year in the Red Sox organization, which means his time there overlaps with Kapler’s as a player. Carr was promoted to Special Assignment Scout after the 2011 season and he’s thought of highly within the Red Sox.
Like Carr, Finley also received a promotion prior to the 2012 season. Since that time, Finley has worked as the Red Sox’s director of player personnel and scouted the likes of Jon Lester, among others. Finley previously served as a special assistant to the general manager for the Red Sox.
Bream would be leaving the Tigers after having spent time in their organization since 1999. Bream worked as an advanced scout for the Tigers before being promoted to assistant general manager before the 2002 season.
Bream’s stint as the assistant GM was brief but he continued to work for the Tigers through 2010 as a Major League scout. He returned to Detroit in October of 2012 after spending two years with the San Diego Padres.