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Andrew Friedman leaving Tampa Bay for the Dodgers

Tampa Bay general manager Andrew Friedman is reportedly leaving the Rays to join the Dodgers

J. Meric

Andrew Friedman, the Tampa Bay Rays general manager, is leaving Tampa to just the Dodgers, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times:

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: