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Andrew Friedman was an outfielder at Tulane University, although his studies were his primary occupation. he worked for a time as an investment banker before joining the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He became Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Devil Rays following the 2005 season. He stayed in the position all the way until the end of the 2014 season, overseeing the team's transformation from doormats to perennial postseason contenders as the "Tampa Bay Rays". Success began with the team's change of name in 2008, when they had their first winning season and reached the 2008 World Series on the strength of a core of home-grown players, complemented by others acquired in smart trades. Operating on a modest budget, the Rays managed to sign a few stars to long-term contracts, most notably 3B Evan Longoria, but were mainly successful at obtaining good value through trades in return for players who were about to become too expensive. During all of this period, he worked with only one manager, Joe Maddon. There was a certain amount of secrecy behind the Rays' success,m as Friedman would not divulge the names of who all those who were working for him, some of whom were likely statistical analysts, as the Rays tried a number of unusual things over the years, such as unorthodox line-up choices and defensive shifts.

On October 14, 2014, he was hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers as President of Baseball Operations, and became the team's new GM, replacing Ned Colletti. The Dodgers had failed to take the final step to the World Series in spite of having the largest payroll in the major leagues and Friedman reporting to team President Stan Kasten, was seen as the man to take them over the hump. He explained however that his objective was to eventually hire full-time GM to work under his orders while he would concentrate on the bigger picture. On November 4th, news reports announced that he had hired Oakland Athletics assistan GM Farhan Zaidi to be the team's new GM.


Preceded by
Chuck LaMar
Devil Rays General Manager
2006-2014
Succeeded by
Matt Silverman

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1st Round

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[edit] Further Reading

  • Ken Gurnick: "Friedman named Dodgers' president of baseball operations: Colletti remains with team as a senior advisor", mlb.com, October 14, 2014. [1]

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