17 Facts About Josh Byrnes


Josh Byrnes was born on June 23,1970 and is an American baseball executive who is senior vice president of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball.

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Josh Byrnes rose to scouting director in 1998 and then joined the Colorado Rockies as assistant general manager after the 1999 season.

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Josh Byrnes moved to the Boston Red Sox as assistant general manager in 2003 and was with the team in 2004 when they won their first World Series title since 1918.

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Josh Byrnes was executive vice president and general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres.

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Josh Byrnes joined the Dodgers in 2014 and since that time the team has won National League pennants in 2017,2018 and 2020; and the World Series in 2020.

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Josh Byrnes grew up in Washington, DC, where he attended and played second base for St Albans School, breaking the single season hits record.

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Josh Byrnes was recruited by Haverford College, where he was team captain and set records for home runs and RBI.

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Josh Byrnes quickly worked his way up the organizational ladder, first as an intern, then as advance scout, and then to scouting director in 1998.

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In 1999, Josh Byrnes was hired by the general manager at the time, Dan O'Dowd, to fill the assistant general manager position for the Colorado Rockies, where he was in charge of the farm and scouting departments.

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Josh Byrnes joined the Boston Red Sox as assistant general manager in 2003 when he was recruited by the team's general manager, Theo Epstein.

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Josh Byrnes joined the Arizona Diamondbacks as general manager in 2006, where he remained until July 1,2010.

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In 2009, Josh Byrnes traded Max Scherzer to the Detroit Tigers and later acknowledged his regret in making that trade.

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Josh Byrnes reunited with Scherzer in 2021 through a trade with the Washington Nationals to add him to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Josh Byrnes joined the San Diego Padres as senior vice president of baseball operations in 2010.

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Josh Byrnes engineered a trade with Cincinnati to acquire Yasmani Grandal, Yonder Alonso and Brad Boxberger, who all became All-Stars.

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In 2014, Josh Byrnes joined the Los Angeles Dodgers as senior vice president of baseball operations.

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Josh Byrnes was recruited by Andrew Friedman, who had just joined the team as president of baseball operations.

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