The Los Angeles Dodgers saw their general manager Farhan Zaidi head to a division rival but they don’t plan to replace him in the front office.
President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman had to replace a few on the coaching staff but he will not do the same for his team of executives, per Bill Plunkett.
“This offseason has been too chaotic on a number of fronts to be able to slow the game down enough to focus on that,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said, acknowledging he has not interviewed any replacement candidates. “It’s something we’ll think about over the course of the season and think about again next offseason.”
The Dodgers had built up a team of former GMs in their front office since Friedman took over but have seen two of those guys leave in the past two years. Last year, Alex Anthopoulos left for the Atlanta Braves.
It’s not a huge surprise that the team won’t replace Zaidi, seeing as how Friedman and Co. all have responsibilities. Also, Friedman would have to juggle finding a new GM along with trying to improve a team that is coming off two World Series losses.
One would expect senior vice president of baseball operations, Josh Byrnes, to assume some of Zaidi’s duties. In the end, Friedman holds the power and he will continue to do so.