Friedman Will Run Dodgers Baseball
Talk about going from the outhouse to the penthouse...Andrew Friedman is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays to take over baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Friedman has run the Rays baseball ops since 2005 in a small budget. He takes over Dodgers baseball ops from Ned Colletti who has been reassigned in the organization.
The Rays had a payroll of $77-million-dollars this past season, 28th out of 30 MLB teams.
The Dodgers had a payroll of $235-million-dollars this past season, tops in MLB. LA got bumped out of the playoffs in the first round by St.Louis.
Colletti is the guy who worked with the Red Sox front office to make that giant trade sending Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Adrian Gonzalez a couple of years ago.
Some baseball folks are now asking will manager Joe Maddon by far behind Friedman in LA?