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2015 MLB Draft Profile: RHP James Kaprielian, UCLA

This is the third part of my 2015 MLB Draft profile series. This time I look at another local kid in right-handed pitcher James Kaprielian of UCLA. Previous entires Dakota Chalmers Chris Betts Vitals 6’4, 200 pounds Bats: Right Throws: Right DOB: March 2, 1994 Days younger than Julio Urias: -894 Location Los Angeles University of California, Los Angeles RankingsBaseball America...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

A Most Successful Partnership

The last post from the Avenging Jack Murphy blog on Padres Public was from me in late June. At the time I was on vacation in Mexico visiting family when the Padres had the ******* nerve to fire Josh Byrnes. I mean, they couldn’t fire him before I left the country? Assholes. My Wi-Fi sucked, and I missed out on the chance to chime in on social media with my all-important opinion...
Via Padres Public
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

All Hail The Mighty New Dodgers Front Office

A month ago, when the Dodgers fell to the Cardinals in the NLDS, here’s how the front office looked: GM: Ned Colletti AGM / Scouting Director: Logan White AGM / VP Player Dev.: De Jon Watson Now: Pres. Baseball Ops: Andrew Friedman GM: Farhan Zaidi  (MLB moves) SVP, Baseball Ops: Josh Byrnes (scouting and player development) Dir. of Player Dev.: Gabe Kapler Dir. of Amateur Scouting...
Via Dodgers Digest
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gabe Kapler reportedly hired as Farm Director, front office shuffle continues

The Dodgers front office is continuing to develop under Andrew Friedman, and yesterday Farhan Zaidi was named the General Manager, while Josh Byrnes was given the title of Senior Vice President Of Baseball Operations. Those are their titles, but Zaidi will primarily be working with the club moves done at the major league level, while Byrnes will oversee scouting and player development...
Via Dodgers Digest
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers put front office in place as Josh Byrnes joins new GM

  The Dodgers have hired Farhan Zaidi as general manager and Josh Byrnes as senior vice president, baseball operations. The moves announced Thursday are the first major ones under Andrew Friedman, who arrived in Los Angeles from Tampa Bay last month as the new president of baseball operations. Zaidi joins the Dodgers as the 11th general manager in club history. He spent the past...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers put front office in place as Josh Byrnes joins new GM

  The Dodgers have hired Farhan Zaidi as general manager and Josh Byrnes as senior vice president, baseball operations. The moves announced Thursday are the first major ones under Andrew Friedman, who arrived in Los Angeles from Tampa Bay last month as the new president of baseball operations. Zaidi joins the Dodgers as the 11th general manager in club history. He spent the past...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers hire Farhan Zaidi as new GM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have hired Farhan Zaidi as general manager and Josh Byrnes as senior vice president, baseball operations. The moves announced Thursday are the first major ones under Andrew Friedman, who arrived in Los Angeles from Tampa Bay last month as the new president of baseball operations. Zaidi (ZY-dee) joins the Dodgers as the 11th general manager in club history...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Should Be More Like The Dodgers

The Dodgers are making some changes in their front office. They hired Farhan Zaidi–away from Billy Beane and the Athletics–as their new GM, in addition to Josh Byrnes to a yet unknown position. Zaidi and Byrnes join Andrew Friedman to make up one of the youngest and smartest a front offices in MLB. It’s no question that the future of the Dodgers is looking bright with the front...
Via Phillies Nation
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The new Dodgers GM is Farhan Zaidi

Andrew Friedman has his new GM in Los Angeles. His choice for the position is former A’s assistant Farhan Zaidi, a 37-year old with a degree from MIT and a PhD in economics from Cal-Berkeley. THE NERDS ARE TAKING OVER! Dodgers will name Oakland's Farhan Zaidi the new general manager later this week, according to baseball source. — Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) November 5, 2014 ...
Via Bloguin Best
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The new Dodgers GM is Farhan Zaidi

Andrew Friedman has his new GM in Los Angeles. His choice for the position is former A’s assistant Farhan Zaidi, a 37-year old with a degree from MIT and a PhD in economics from Cal-Berkeley. THE NERDS ARE TAKING OVER! Dodgers will name Oakland's Farhan Zaidi the new general manager later this week, according to baseball source. — Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) November 5, 2014 ...
Via The Outside Corner
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Head And The Heart

The World Series is over. For the third time in five years, the San Francisco Giants, members of our NL West, have managed to pull off an unlikely Championship. Once again, our Padres finished the season disappointingly. As the off-season begins in full force, we set out as Padres fans in a different position than perhaps at any point in franchise history. After a brutal start to...
Via Padres Public
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Logan White Leaves Dodgers For Padres

I can’t remember where I said this the other day — the comments, probably, or maybe Twitter — but after the Josh Byrnes rumors came out, making it clear that he’d be part of the organization but more than likely not as the GM, I briefly thought about the incredible talent this front office might have. Byrnes could have replaced De Jon Watson a head of player development...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Byrnes to Dodgers rumors heat up, but what will his role be?

Rumors have been swirling around Josh Byrnes and the Dodgers ever since he was named a front-runner for the vacant GM job, and those rumors didn’t calm down yesterday when he was spotted watching an Arizona Fall League game with Stan Kasten and Pat Corrales. Josh Byrnes with #Dodgers' Kasten at Fall League game at Camelback Ranch. Byrnes expected to join front office; position...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Coming Soon: Season Reviews

Has it really been less than two weeks since the 2014 season ended? Think about how much has happened since then. Ned Colletti is out-ish. Andrew Friedman is in. Okay, that might be the only two things, but they’re such big, big things. With that in mind, and with some open questions about who will actually be the GM — I still think Josh Byrnes! — and replace De Jon Watson...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Introducing Josh Byrnes, leading candidate to be Dodgers’ GM

I was going to write a detailed post analyzing more than a dozen potential GM candidates, but that basically got shuttered by a report that Josh Byrnes was likely to land the GM spot for the Dodgers. Byrnes is the former GM of divisional opponents Diamondbacks and Padres, and prior to that had worked with the Indians and then as an assistant GM with the Rockies and Red Sox. His most...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers introduce Andrew Friedman, questions about GM spot remain

The Dodgers formally introduced Andrew Friedman, their new president of baseball operations, on Friday at Dodger Stadium. Despite having to read from a prepared speech, his first foray into the Los Angeles media went relatively well. Friedman said all the right things — the 79 million outfielder problem is a good one to have, Don Mattingly is “definitely” going to manage the...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Big Bad (Slightly Scarier) Dodgers

The San Diego Padres mid-season firing of general manager Josh Byrnes seems to have triggered front office upheaval in the rest of the National League West.* Since then, the Arizona Diamondbacks fired Kevin Towers and hired Dave Stewart/ De Jon Watson (which we discussed last month), the Colorado Rockies promoted from within with Jeff Bridich replacing the departing Dan O’Dowd...
Via Padres Public
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Random Bits and Bites Thrown Together and Cooked Down to a Tasteless Broth of Opinion

I call it a “Partially Gelatinated Non-Dairy Gum-Based Beverage” It’s been a while since I wrote anything that wasn’t a While You Were Drinking or a news item.  And let’s be honest.  There’s only so many ways someone can say “this team sucks” and not come off as a total prick.  But make no mistake, this Padres team definitely sucked this year. Yeah, sure, they...
Via Padres Public
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hey, It Could Be Worse

The San Diego Padres midseason firing of Josh Byrnes was the equivalent to pushing another reset button for an organization that changes general managers – and owners – like the Kansas City Royals change hitting coaches. It’s a frustrating cycle – bringing in a new chef and allowing him to rearrange the kitchen only to have to start over again in short order when things don’t...
Via Padres Public
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Rumors: Bud Black to return to San Diego in 2015

It's been a tough season for the San Diego Padres. They fired their general manager, Josh Byrnes, earlier in the season, hired another in A.J. Preller, and are going to miss the playoffs again. There has not been postseason baseball in San Diego since 2006. With organizational changes already being made in the front office, some questions have been raised as to whether manager Bud...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Who'll be sent packing as season hits home stretch?

When the Padres fired Josh Byrnes on June 22, part of their rationale was to get a jump on other clubs that might seek to hire new general managers in the offseason. The Pads were onto something. Once the season ends, a number of organizations could experience shakeups in one form or another. The decisions of some clubs will hinge upon their finishes. But for other franchises, the...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres hire A.J. Preller as GM, instead of more interesting, historic choice

The Padres settled on their new general manager Wednesday, agreeing to terms with Rangers assistant GM A.J. Preller. Preller replaces Josh Byrnes, who was fired by the team in late June. (Technically, Preller takes over for the interim GM trio of Omar Minaya, San Diego’s VP for baseball operations, and assistant general managers A.J. Hinch and Fred Uhlman, Jr. That threesome engineered...
Via The Outside Corner
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres hire A.J. Preller as GM, instead of more interesting, historic choice

The Padres settled on their new general manager Wednesday, agreeing to terms with Rangers assistant GM A.J. Preller. Preller replaces Josh Byrnes, who was fired by the team in late June. (Technically, Preller takes over for the interim GM trio of Omar Minaya, San Diego’s VP for baseball operations, and assistant general managers A.J. Hinch and Fred Uhlman, Jr. That threesome engineered...
Via Bloguin Best
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres to hire AJ Preller as new GM

The San Diego Padres are currently without a general manager after firing Josh Byrnes in the middle of the season. A report emerging Tuesday night claims they have finally made a decision on a new GM. Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Padres will hire Texas Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller as the team’s new general manager. Rumors had persisted that San Diego was...
Via Rumors and Rants
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

No GM For You!

It’s late afternoon on Monday, August 4th, and the Padres have not yet selected their new GM, the man or woman they shall choose to lead us away from the Josh Byrnes tire fire and into the next tire fire an era of sustained success. We hear that it should happen this week, and some thought it might happen today, but no such luck, and all we’re left with is stale rumors. I have...
Via Padres Public
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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