Welcome to winter, but finally one when Dodger fans are not discontent. While it was an abnormal summer, it brought some baseball, which led to the Dodgers finally winning that long awaited World Championship.
The World Champion Dodgers can add more hardware to their trophy case. This week, the team was named the 2020 Major League Baseball Organization of the Year. Baseball America has recognized the award annually since 1982.
Andrew Friedman added some more hardware to his trophy case on Tuesday after being named MLB’s 2020 Executive of the Year.
Major League Baseball finds itself at the beginning of Awards Week. Rookies of the Year, Managers of the Year, Cy Youngs and MVPs will all be announced throughout the week, starting Monday evening.
From some Dodgers fans’ perspectives, Andrew Friedman has not had a great career. Missed World Series wins and missed free agent signings had fans thinking he would never get the Dodgers over the hump. But this time, he came through.
While many fans of the Dodgers knew it was inevitable, the team has renewed the contract of President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman, at least according to some reports.
November, 2014 (Los Angeles)—Andrew Friedman is hired as the president of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers by ownership. He inherits a team that has won two division titles in a row under GM Ned Colletti. He also inherits what most people believe is a dysfunctional and divided clubhouse. Decisions need to be made. Friedman hires Farhan Zaidi as the new GM of the Dodgers. Colletti is kicked to the position of special advisor to the chairman and later joins the broadcast team.
For the past handful of seasons, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been one of the best-run franchises in all of baseball.
Earlier this week, news came out that the Dodgers‘ front office was looking to keep the team under the luxury tax for the next four years.
Yesterday, Ian shed some light on the announcement that the Dodgers decided to exercise their 2019 team option on skipper Dave Roberts. This came after many folks familiar with the situation anticipated that a four-year extension was imminent. Admittedly, boss Andrew Friedman has been bogged down with human resources duties, but many are still left wondering if Roberts’ future is secure in Los Angeles.