Storylines: Friedman joins Dodgers, Colletti reassigned
- The Los Angeles Dodgers made a foundation changing move on Tuesday that will potentially change the landscape of them for years to come. The Dodgers hired former Tampa Bay Rays GM Andrew Friedman as the new President of Operations of the team. Matthew Silverman will replace him. Since 2004, he crafted a roster in Tampa Bay with a limited payroll and smart drafting. The likes ofEvan Longoria, David Price, Ben Zobrist, Matt Garza,Matt Moore and the acquisition of Wil Myers from the Kansas City Royals will be accredited to his time there. However, with Friedman taking over, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti was reassigned. He will now be the senior advisor to Stan Kasten who is part-owner of the team. This major move comes after a disappointing end to the NLDS in which the Dodgers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in four games.
- The Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 2-1. They are now within a game of returning to the World Series for the first time since 1985.
- The San Francisco Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-4. The Giants lead the series 2-1.
- With the Arizona Diamondbacks job now taken, Sandy Alomar Jr. believes he will still get a shot to manage a team. He is a candidate for the Minnesota Twins vacant position.
Other News and Notes
- The Texas Rangers have narrowed their vacant managerial position to three people. Jeff Banister, Tim Bogar and Kevin Cash.
- According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Former Tribe GM John Hart has declined to take the same position full-time with the Atlanta Braves. Hart took over as interim GM after the firing of Frank Wren.
October 15, 2014 - 10:48 AM EDT
I guess it was no secret and Kevin Cash being considered for a managerial job rather quickly Who would have thought it possible that he could become a manager before Sandy Alomar? I heard Tito speak of him in glowing terms but never thought he would be considered as a manager coming from a bullpen coach with very little experience.