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.
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.
What better way is there to start an offseason than placing an online ad for a quantitative analyst position with hopes of bolstering your organization’s research and development department?
The Dodgers have quite a few coaching positions to fill this off-season. Former third base coach Chris Woodward accepted the skipper job with the Texas Rangers and took assistant hitting coach Luis Ortiz with him. Bench coach Turner Ward took the same position with the Cincinnati Reds, and pitching coordinator Danny Lehman will not be returning to the club.
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Continuing along with our winter profiles of a few select members of the Dodgers‘ coaching and management crew, today we cruise down to the Triple-A level, where we take a quick look at Oklahoma City manager Bill Haselman.
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During the dullest days of the break last winter, we took a few moments to profile a few members of the Dodgers management team, most specifically GM Farhan Zaidi and new additions to the coaching staff in George Lombard and Bob Geren. This year, traveling higher up on the totem pole, we decided to take a closer look at president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman mainly for the sake of having a solid reference link, but also in an effort to learn more about the primary decision maker of the Los Angeles front office crew.
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While the Los Angeles Dodgers decided to embark on a brand new front office structure during the winter of 2014, the game of baseball itself was experiencing an evolution of sorts, as the national pastime began morphing into a game of numbers, analytics and financial management as opposed to seeing the most dominant clubs succeed with intangible qualities like grit, wit and desire.