Jeff Kingston was hired to be the new assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers days ago. Now, we learn some great things about the newest member of the Dodgers front office not named Chase Utley.
Kingston sat down with Alanna Rizzo for an exclusive interview. Moreover, he bleeds Dodger Blue at his core.
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) December 12, 2018
When asked by Rizzo what excites him most about joining the Los Angeles Dodgers, this is what he said:
First and foremost – even though I’m a South Jersey guy – I actually grew up a Los Angeles Dodgers fan. The first game I ever went to as an 8-year old was at Dodger Stadium against the Atlanta Braves. This is kind of a dream come true for me, from a personal standpoint.
Moreover, Kingston seems like a really down-to-earth, well-spoken guy. Furthermore, Kingston appreciates the fabric of Los Angeles Dodgers baseball. He referenced the organization being one of the finest in all of professional sports, and you can tell that he believes that.
Kingston said that his exact role and responsibilities with the Dodgers will be defined in the coming months after meeting with Andrew Friedman. Time and again, he talks about his excitement and willingness to keep learning more. He told Rizzo that gathering and managing information is a strength. Obviously, this is pointing towards his appetite for analytics; something that has been interwoven in his baseball life.
I am very excited about Los Angeles adding this gentleman to the organization. Moreover, I have a close friend who worked under Kingston in another organization. He told me that he’s truly a selfless, great guy; and the Dodgers really did well making this hire.
It is often people like Kingston who are behind the scenes doing the hard work. They work while we all sleep to provide the great on-field product that produces championships.