The Dodgers are the obvious models for organizations to want to replicate in terms of building a team meant for long-term success. With that in mind, it makes sense when other teams around baseball start looking to fill high-level management positions with guys from Los Angeles’ front office.
The Dodgers are once again facing the possibility of losing a front office executive to another franchise. Josh Byrnes was reportedly interviewed by the Philadelphia Phillies this week for their open General Manager position.
Josh Byrnes, senior vice president of baseball operations for the #Dodgers, has formally interviewed with the #Phillies for their GM opening. Byrnes was a GM with the #Dbacks and #Padres before joining the Dodgers.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 30, 2020
Byrnes has spent the last couple of years working as the Vice President of Baseball Operations under Andrew Friedman. He was hired on by the Dodgers in 2014 after Andrew Friedman recruited him to Los Angeles when he was hired. Byrnes had previously spent the last couple of years with the Padres and Diamondbacks in the west.
Brynes previously served as the executive vice president and general manager in his time with the other NL West teams. Byrnes started his baseball front office career in 1994 with the Indians, working as an advance scout before being moving to director of scouting in 1998. Byrnes also worked for another Dodgers division rival in 1999 when he became the assistant GM for the Rockies.
If the Dodgers lose out on Byrnes, it’s unclear how they would pivot in terms of rotation front office staff. Los Angeles does have a tendency to play it a little unconventionally in how they handle their high-level staff.
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