Andrew Friedman, the Tampa Bay Rays general manager, is leaving Tampa to just the Dodgers, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times:
BREAKING: Andrew Friedman is leaving #Rays for #Dodgers. Matt Silverman will take over Rays baseball operations.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) October 14, 2014
Friedman, 38, has been the g.m. for the Rays since 2005, and is considered one of the top executives in MLB. Under his stewardship, the Rays have gone from being a league laughingstock to a consistent contender, despite being in one of the toughest divisions in baseball, and despite having a consistently low payroll.
This is quite the coup for the Dodgers, with Ken Rosenthal saying that this move also involves current Dodger g.m. Ned Colletti getting kicked upstairs:
BREAKING: #Rays’ Friedman going to #Dodgers. Colletti remaining as senior advisor. Announcement imminent.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 14, 2014