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Dodgers Senior VP Josh Byrnes Will Stay With Los Angeles

Byrnes will not go after the GM opening in Philly.



The Dodgers might not have made any major Winter Meetings splash for the moment but they already have a win. It appears as though they will be keeping on Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations Josh Byrnes after potentially losing him to another team.

Byrnes was reported to have been pursuing a general manager job with another MLB team. The latest report was that he did interview with the Angels for their opening prior to hiring Perry Minasian and that he also was in the running for the Phillies’ President of Baseball Operations. Byrnes has officially pulled out of that race. 

Byrnes was brought on board by the Dodgers after they hired Andrew Friedman as their President of Baseball Operations. When Farhan Zaidi left the team to take over the helm with the Giants, Los Angeles opted to not hire a traditional General Manager. Instead, Friedman took over all duties associated with the role with help from Byrnes and the other front office members. 

Friedman and Byrnes made their new front office known from the moment they arrived to the Dodgers in 2014. That powerhouse front office traded Matt Kemp to the division-rival Padres and signed pitcher Brandon McCarthy to a 4-year deal.

That was also the same Winter Meetings in which Los Angeles traded for Jimmy Rollins and traded Dee Gordon to Miami. The Miami move would ultimately set the table for what would eventually lead to the Dodgers 2020 World Series title. Now, let’s see if they can make a few more splashes at this year’s winter meetings. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. I already knew about Byrnes staying a few days ago. I read this article hoping to read what Byrnes does in the front office w Freidman, what is his role etc.
    Maybe yoj csn do an article soon that showcases the front office, how it’s organized and whondoes what. It is officially the best organization in baseball, let’s hear why.

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