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Report: Dodgers dismiss Bob Engle and many international scouts

Ever since the Guggenheim Partners purchased the Dodgers in May 2012, it has made it a point to re-establish the organization in the international market. Now, two of the men responsible for most of the signings for the last three years will not be retained. Developing: #Dodgers will not renew contracts of VP Bob Engle, int'l scout Patrick Guerrero & other int'l staff. See...
Via Dodgers Digest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers bullpen: Construction errors, potential fixes, and the future

So the Dodgers bullpen has been a dumpster fire for about a month and a half now. That’s incredibly worrying for any team, but especially for Dodgers fans who watched the bullpen serve as one of the primary reasons for the team’s playoff failure in 2014. Understandably then, it’s all people want to talk about now, so it’s worth taking a look at what the Dodgers could have...
Via Dodgers Digest
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag #26: Shields Regrets, Cubans Sliding, and Batting Orders

Mailbag! Submit questions using the form at the right or email thedodgersdigest {at} gmail dot com. Ed: Isn’t it time for at least a little criticism of Friedman? Like why didn’t he jump on Shields when he was available for a four-year deal at less than $20 mill/per? I know you are all madly in love with everything he and his team have done, but wouldn’t Colletti have had more...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The Artful Dodgers: So Far, A True Team

So….been awhile since I’ve done one of these, hasn’t it? To put it mildly, plenty has happened since the last Artful Dodgers column. Not the least of which was the insane front office overhaul, sacking the hapless Ned Colletti and replacing him with a sabermetrics think tank of the brightest minds in baseball. The legendary coup of Andrew Friedman from Tampa Bay brought over...
Via Brush Back Pitch
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

JABO: The Dodgers Cheap Excellent Bullpen

During Ned Colletti’s tenure as the General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a hallmark of the franchise was lavish spending on relief pitchers. A year ago, their Opening Day bullpen combined to make $33 million, by far the most of any team in baseball. To pitch in front of All-Star closer Kenley Jansen, Colletti […]
Via Fangraphs
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

You’ll Never Escape Ned Colletti, Ever

No way to start other than with the actual news: #Dodgers officially add Ned Colletti to SportsNet LA broadcast team. — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) April 1, 2015 Nearly a decade after he came to town, and about five months after he was shoved aside in favor of our shiny new front office of dorks, Colletti’s found a way to stay in the Dodgers’ orbit. Forever. And ever. It’s...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon deal is textbook on how trades should be done

Dee Gordon – Photo Credit- SD Dirk Dee Gordon had a career year for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014. The son of former relief pitcher Tom “Flash” Gordon appeared in a career high 148 games — his previous career high was 87 — and drove in a career high 34 RBI’s and posted a solid .326 on base percentage. He also led the league in triples (12) and stolen bases (64). For...
Via Hot Stove MLB
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers in Review: IF Miguel Rojas

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB 162 .181 .242 .221 34 0 0.5 MiLB 173 .302 .353 .434 101 0 n/a What happened in 2014: Was advertised as being an all-glove, no-bat infielder, and proved to be exactly that. In each of the last two spring trainings, Ned Colletti talked up how impressed he was with the glove of Miguel Rojas, who had joined the organization in the winter of 2012-13 after...
Via Dodgers Digest
November 28, 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

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

Report: Dodgers to Hire Farhan Zaidi as New GM

Now this can be classified as a surprising move. The free-spending Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly set to hire sabermetrics savant and current Oakland Athletics assistant front office assistant Farhan Zaidi as the team’s new general manager. Dodgers will name Oakland's Farhan Zaidi the new general manager later this week, according to baseball source. — Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick...
Via Sportsnaut
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers decline Chad Billingsley’s option for 2015, but hopefully he returns

The Dodgers declined the $14 million option on Chad Billingsley and will instead buy him out for $3 million. This move makes him a free agent and ends the three-year, $35 million deal handed to him by former GM Ned Colletti. As you probably know by now, Billingsley lasted just two starts and 12 innings in 2013 before succumbing to an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 31, 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

Andrew Friedman Is Going To Do Something That Infuriates You

I’ve been thinking a lot about Andrew Friedman’s arrival with the Dodgers, and one of the things that really keeps coming up for me is simply that he’s an outsider to the organization. Ned Colletti had been in charge for so, so long, to the point that not a single current member of the Dodgers played for the team before he arrived. (Although several had been drafted and were...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers prevented Ned Colletti from making trades

The Dodgers finally demoted Ned Colletti as GM on Tuesday and announced that former Tampa Bay Rays executive Andrew Friedman was taking over as president of baseball operations. Even though the announcement of Colletti’s demotion was not made until this week, it seems like the Dodgers knew this was a direction they were heading. According...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 15, 2014  |  7 Comments

Ned Colletti was a lame duck GM & Andrew Friedman now moves the Dodgers forward

Zach Lee was an “untouchable” prospect at this year’s deadline. That concept from a recent article in the Los Angeles Times seemed ridiculous enough to write about on its own, but the deeper implications of it were far more significant and interesting. Essentially, yes, Zach Lee was labeled untouchable. But no, it wasn’t for anything he necessarily earned. Rather, Ned Colletti...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Why did the Yankees pass on Andrew Friedman? And why is Hal Steinbrenner like Hermey the Elf?

Yesterday, after hearing about how the Los Angeles Dodgers swooped up and signed Andrew Friedman, after firing GM Ned Colletti, I was natrually peeved. As my friend Sully put it, the Dodgers have back-to-back seasons making the playoffs, and they fire their GM, while the Yankees have back-to-back seasons, and give their GM a new contract. Good grief.I have had my eye on Andrew Friedman...
Via Subway Squawkers
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers hire Andrew Friedman to be president of baseball operations

Even a $200 million payroll doesn’t guarantee a World Series win, most teams can attest to that. Unfortunately for the Dodgers, they are paying a lot of players, a lot of money, and the last two years have been bounced from the NLDS and NLCS, both times by the St. Louis Cardinals. The Dodgers had two options, either stop playing the Cardinals, or figure out what needed to be done...
Via Baseball Essential
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers name Andrew Friedman president of baseball operations

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Tuesday that former Tampa Bay Rays executive vice president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman, has been hired as the clubs new president of baseball operations. Current general manager Ned Colletti will become a senior advisor to team president Stan Kasten. “Ned Colletti has played a major role in the success of the...
Via Sports-Glory
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers name Andrew Friedman president of baseball operations

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Tuesday that former Tampa Bay Rays executive vice president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman, has been hired as the clubs new president of baseball operations. Current general manager Ned Colletti will become a senior advisor to team president Stan Kasten. “Ned Colletti has played a major role in the success of the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Sports-Glory
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Friedman Leaves Rays, Becomes Dodgers President Of Baseball Ops

Andrew Friedman has left the Tampa Bay Rays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Friedman, who took over as the Rays’ general manager following the 2005 season, resigned from his position Tuesday. The Los Angeles Dodgers hired Friedman as their new president of baseball operations. Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti will remain with the organization. He’ll transition into a new role...
Via NESN.com
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers hire Rays' Friedman as president of baseball operations

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fresh off another early playoff exit, the Los Angeles Dodgers shook up their front office Tuesday. They hired Andrew Friedman for the new position of president of baseball operations, while current general manger Ned Colletti will stay on in a new role as a senior adviser to team president and CEO Stan Kasten. Friedman comes from the Tampa Bay Rays, where he was...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers make the first splash of the offseason

Even though four baseball teams are still fighting for a World Series, the offseason has begun for the Los Angeles Dodgers. I was beginning to work on a piece about what the Dodgers need to do in the offseason to get over the hump and take home their first World Series title since 1988. Number one on my list was “replace Ned Colletti”. Andrew Friedman is the Dodgers’ new President...
Via isportsweb.com
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers hire Andrew Friedman from Rays

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have hired Andrew Friedman for the new position of president of baseball operations, while current general manger Ned Colletti will stay on as a senior adviser to team president and CEO Stan Kasten. Friedman comes from the Tampa Bay Rays, where he was executive vice president of baseball operations for nine years after being hired at age 28. Kasten on...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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