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Dodgers try to contend now while keeping an eye on the future

Dodgers try to contend now while keeping an eye on the future

The office of Andrew Friedman is situated on the fifth floor of Dodger Stadium, tucked away in the left-field corner of the ballpark.

The decorations are minimal. On one wall hangs a lineup card from April 6, 2015, the first game of Friedman’s tenure as the Dodgers president of baseball operations.

On most days, Friedman escapes to watch games from either the clubhouse or his seat behind home plate. To do so, he forsakes a spectacular view from his office window. If the product on the field does not meet his standards, he can always gaze into the San Gabriel Mountains.

“Just living the dream,” Friedman said earlier this week inside his...

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