Dodgers beat writer for the LA Times.

Andrew Friedman quashes speculation about Joe Maddon joining Dodgers

latimes.com — Andrew Friedman made his first major statement as the Dodgers president of baseball operations Friday, reiterating that Don Mattingly will manage the team next season, even with Joe Maddon suddenly available to replace him. Maddon, who worked under Friedman for the last nine seasons, terminated his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays and is free to negotiate elsewhere.

Don Mattingly will manage Dodgers, even with Joe Maddon available

latimes.com — When introduced last week as the Dodgers president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman said Don Mattingly would "definitely" manage the team next season. That remains the case, even in the wake of Joe Maddon's sudden departure from the Tampa Bay Rays, Friedman wrote in a text message Friday.

New Dodgers exec Andrew Friedman long on optimism, short on specifics

latimes.com — At his introductory news conference Friday, the Dodgers' new president of baseball operations confirmed Don Mattingly would manage the team next season and that a general manager would be hired. That was about the extent of what Andrew Friedman revealed.

Andrew Friedman: Don Mattingly definitely returning as Dodgers manager

latimes.com — Don Mattingly will manage the Dodgers next season, the new president of baseball operations said Friday. "Definitely," Andrew Friedman said at his introductory news conference at Dodger Stadium. Friedman said he had already spoken to Mattingly twice. "We're very aligned on a lot of things philosophically and have thoroughly enjoyed those conversations," he said.

Dodgers set to keep Mattingly for now, but rumors put Maddon in wings

latimes.com — Andrew Friedman's recent appointment as the Dodgers president of baseball operations resulted in the exile of Ned Colletti, the team's general manager for the last nine seasons. Will Manager Don Mattingly be next? There is widespread speculation around baseball that Friedman will one day hire his longtime manager from the Tampa Bay Rays, Joe Maddon.

Andrew Friedman will have a different business model with the Dodgers

latimes.com — Evan Longoria was in the major leagues for less than a week when Andrew Friedman signed him to a contract guaranteed for $17.5 million. In addition to saving the Tampa Bay Rays millions of dollars in the arbitration process, Friedman's foresight has allowed the small-market club to retain its franchise player to this day.

Dodgers add Andrew Friedman to front office

latimes.com — Under their deep-pocketed owners, the Dodgers have imported several star players, as well as a star advisor in Sandy Koufax and a star coach in Mark McGwire. Now they have a rising star front-office executive.

Dodgers add Andrew Friedman to front office

sacbee.com — LOS ANGELES_Under their deep-pocketed owners, the Los Angeles Dodgers have imported several star players, as well as a star adviser in Sandy Koufax and a star coach in Mark McGwire. Now they have a rising star front-office executive.

Dodgers hire Andrew Friedman to head baseball operations department

sacbee.com — Andrew Friedman, who led the low-budget Tampa Bay Rays to four postseason berths, has been hired by the Dodgers to be their president of baseball operations. Ned Colletti, the Dodgers' general manager for the last nine seasons, will remain with the franchise, but in a new capacity.

Dodgers hire Andrew Friedman to head baseball operations department

chicagotribune.com — Andrew Friedman, who led the low-budget Tampa Bay Rays to four postseason berths, has been hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers to be their president of baseball operations. Ned Colletti, the Dodgers' general manager for the last nine seasons, will remain with the franchise but in a new capacity.
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Oct 25, 2014

So is @RattoCSN, I'm sure. RT @GrantWahl: Just as pumped for Seattle-LA as I was for Real Madrid-Barça.

Oct 24, 2014

Andrew Friedman: Don Mattingly will manage the #Dodgers next season. Joe Maddon's availability won't change that.

Oct 23, 2014

@mike_petriello @pedromoura @jphoornstra Know he can't be offered arb after 4 years, effectively making him a FA. Will check other part.

Oct 20, 2014

One online bookmaker offering odds on whether naked fan will parachute into the stadium at the World Series. Only 85/1. Should be 10x that.

Oct 18, 2014

RT @BillShaikin: The Cardinals Way? The Dodgers Way? The #SFGiants Way is working, whatever it is lat.ms/1CDUeoa

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