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Exclusive Interview: Dodgers Assistant General Manager Jeff Kingston

Jeff Kingston was hired to be assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers at the beginning of December. Now – on the verge of spring training – he was nice enough to join Clint Pasillas (@RealFRG) and myself (@DiamondHoggers) to talk about what it’s like in the Dodgers front office.

I really enjoyed this interview from beginning to end. Kingston was not only accommodating, but displayed a stark intelligence that allowed for us to pick his brain.

Highlights of the Interview With Jeff Kingston:

Interview topics include:

  • His New Jersey roots and being a Dodgers fan from birth
  • His first game at Dodger Stadium
  • The transition from working for the Seattle Mariners to the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • A day in the life of an assistant GM
  • His role in all facets of roster construction
  • The path he took to work in professional baseball
  • What is Theo Epstein like as a boss?
  • The process of learning the Dodgers current personnel
  • His feelings on the major league roster at the current time

Moreover, a lot more came out of the discussion; making for a great quick listen!

Dodgers Nation would like to thank Jeff Kingston for joining us for this interview. It’s great to get to know a member of the front office a little better, and work with an organization who wants the fan base to know them with transparency.

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Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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