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Numbers only part of equation for new Dodgers boss Andrew Friedman
Numbers only part of equation for new Dodgers boss Andrew Friedman

The first thing you notice about the Dodgers' new sabermetric savior is not a scribbled spreadsheet, but a square jaw. On a sunny morning at Camelback Ranch, that jaw is bulging with sunflower seeds, this forward thinker doing some old-fashioned chewing, and spitting, and chewing. The second thing you notice is that all this is happening not behind a desk or computer, but behind a batting cage. In the early days of Dodgers spring training, Andrew Friedman is nearly living at the fields, leaning against cages, standing alongside pitching mounds, observing and greeting and just hanging around, the team's new president of baseball operations acting like just another sandlot...

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