Andrew Friedman

  • Odds And Ends: The Most Worrisome Aspect Of Andrew Friedman’s Departure

    Odds And Ends: The Most Worrisome Aspect Of Andrew Friedman’s Departure

    October 21, 2014 at 10:57 am 6 comments

    Before we get to the rest of the links, the Rays have announced that Chaim Bloom and Erik Neander have been promoted to Vice President, Baseball Operations thus presumably completing the front office shake-up following the departure of Andrew Friedman. The most important aspect of these moves is that the […]

     
  • Andrew Friedman Says Don Mattingly Will ‘Definitely’ Manage The Dodgers In 2015

    Andrew Friedman Says Don Mattingly Will ‘Definitely’ Manage The Dodgers In 2015

    October 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm 1 comment

    Andrew Friedman was introduced to the media today as the Dodgers president of baseball operations. During the press conference, Friedman was asked about the future of Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. Friedman’s answer put to rest the idea that Joe Maddon will follow Friedman to the Dodgers, at least for now. […]

     
  • There Is Hope That Joe Maddon Won’t Follow Andrew Friedman To The Dodgers

    There Is Hope That Joe Maddon Won’t Follow Andrew Friedman To The Dodgers

    October 15, 2014 at 11:17 am 11 comments

    It’s the next day and it wasn’t a bad dream. Andrew Friedman is now the president of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now Rays fans are worried that Joe Maddon will join him and there are plenty of reasons why we should not be surprised if it does […]

     
  • Andrew Friedman Leaves Rays To Join The Dodgers

    Andrew Friedman Leaves Rays To Join The Dodgers

    October 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm 19 comments

    In a move that will come as a shock to many, the Rays have announced that Andrew Friedman is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays. He will join the Los Angeles Dodgers as head of baseball operations according to several reports. Matt Silverman will take over as the head of baseball […]

     
  • Now There Is A Crazy Rumor That The Dodgers Want Both Andrew Friedman And Joe Maddon

    Now There Is A Crazy Rumor That The Dodgers Want Both Andrew Friedman And Joe Maddon

    October 13, 2014 at 10:02 am 7 comments

    Last week we heard a crazy rumor that the Los Angeles Dodgers may go after Andrew Friedman to be their general manager. But why stop at crazy when you have enough money to go full-cuckoo. Now Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe passes along this rumor: “Rumors of an Andrew Friedman/Joe […]

     
  • Report: Dodgers May Go After Andrew Friedman If They Fire Their GM

    Report: Dodgers May Go After Andrew Friedman If They Fire Their GM

    October 10, 2014 at 10:56 am 2 comments

    Here we go again. Bill Plaschke of the LA Times is reporting that Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti may soon be fired and if he is, the team may go after Andrew Friedman. It’s hard to know for certain how much to make of this report. In the […]

     
  • The Rays Hit Into A Lot Of Double-Plays On Purpose Thanks To The Newest Moneyball Stat, Groundballs

    The Rays Hit Into A Lot Of Double-Plays On Purpose Thanks To The Newest Moneyball Stat, Groundballs

    July 11, 2014 at 8:00 am 4 comments

    OK, the Rays don’t hit into double-plays on purpose. But it does appear that they hit into a lot of double-plays by design. It appears that groundballs are the new Moneyball stat for the Rays. Much like OBP with the A’s in the book “Moneyball,” and defense with the Rays […]

     
  • Andrew Friedman Discusses The State Of The Rays, Trading David Price, And Sustaining Success

    Andrew Friedman Discusses The State Of The Rays, Trading David Price, And Sustaining Success

    February 24, 2014 at 1:03 pm 3 comments

    Andrew Friedman was a guest on the MLB Network’s “Hot Stove” show and was asked a broad range of questions. Here are some of his more telling thoughts. His overall impression of the team heading into spring training: “A lot of our coaches marveled [during staff meetings] that we had […]

     
  • Two Amazing Photos Of The Tampa Bay Rays Press Conference

    Two Amazing Photos Of The Tampa Bay Rays Press Conference

    February 14, 2014 at 12:53 pm 3 comments

    Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman met with the media today on the eve of spring training. They will have the usual talking points (“we have a chance to be very good”). But more importantly, the presser produced two amazing photos. Here is the scene and it appears that Maddon didn’t […]

     
  • Jordi at the Winter Meetings

    Jordi at the Winter Meetings

    December 9, 2013 at 2:44 am 0 comments

    For the third time since I moved to Tampa in 2006, this week I will be making the drive to Orlando to attend the Baseball Winter Meetings. Each time I’ve gone, I’ve written about the experience. The first time, I was in awe of the Major Leaguers and baseball personalities […]