17 Facts About Andrew Friedman


Andrew Friedman is currently the President of Baseball Operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball.

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Andrew Friedman previously served as the general manager for MLB's Tampa Bay Rays, where Sporting News named him Executive of the Year in 2008.

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Andrew Friedman's father J Kent Friedman, was a lawyer who played college baseball for Tulane.

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Andrew Friedman attended and played baseball as a center fielder and leadoff hitter for Episcopal High School in Houston.

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Andrew Friedman played center field for the Green Wave, but was hit by a pitch that broke his left hand in the fall of his freshman year.

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Andrew Friedman returned from that injury the following year, but then separated his left shoulder while sliding headfirst into third base.

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In 2003, Andrew Friedman met Stuart Sternberg, the new owner of the Tampa Bay Rays.

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From 2004 to 2005, Andrew Friedman served as the Director of Baseball Development for the Rays.

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Andrew Friedman was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager after the 2005 season, at the age of 28, replacing the club's first general manager, Chuck LaMar, who was fired following the club's eighth losing season in its eight years of existence.

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On October 14,2014, it was announced that Andrew Friedman had left the Rays to become the President of Baseball Operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Andrew Friedman hired former Oakland Athletics executive Farhan Zaidi as the Dodgers' new general manager and brought in former Padres general manager Josh Byrnes as Vice President of Baseball Operations.

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The Dodgers mutually parted ways with manager Don Mattingly following the 2015 season, and Andrew Friedman hired former Dodgers outfielder Dave Roberts to succeed Mattingly as manager.

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In 2018, Andrew Friedman's Dodgers overcame a slow start and eventually won their 6th straight division title, after defeating the Rockies in a 1-game playoff.

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Andrew Friedman was aggressive at the trade deadline , acquiring Manny Machado to bolster the lineup following a season-ending injury to Corey Seager.

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Andrew Friedman was selected as the winner of the MLB Executive of the Year Award.

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Much of the Dodgers' success under Andrew Friedman has been due to homegrown talent that Andrew Friedman refused to include in trades, including Seager, outfielders Cody Bellinger, Joc Pederson, and Alex Verdugo, and pitchers Julio Urias and Walker Buehler.

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Andrew Friedman has trained and developed a number of successful baseball executives and coaches.

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