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Dodgers' Andrew Friedman doesn't go just by the numbers
Dodgers' Andrew Friedman doesn't go just by the numbers

Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers' new president of baseball operations, is often described as a former investment banker who applied the analytic principles he learned on Wall Street to transform the small-market Tampa Bay Rays into a contender. That's all accurate. But also misleading. "I'm not just a numbers guy," Friedman said. Long before he worked on Wall Street, Friedman was an undersized college center fielder in a dirt-stained uniform who counted the hard-nosed Lenny Dykstra among the players he most admired. And before that, as a boy, he spent hours collecting autographs in the hotels occupied by teams visiting his hometown Houston Astros. That...

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