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New Dodgers exec Andrew Friedman long on optimism, short on specifics
New Dodgers exec Andrew Friedman long on optimism, short on specifics

At his introductory news conference Friday, the Dodgers' new president of baseball operations confirmed Don Mattingly would manage the team next season and that a general manager would be hired. That was about the extent of what Andrew Friedman revealed. Friedman remained as much of a mystery as some of the advanced metrics used by the overachieving Tampa Bay Rays in his time as their general manager. With Dodgers President Stan Kasten by his side, the 37-year-old Friedman read a prepared statement in which he thanked everyone from his wife to exiled former general manager Ned Colletti, while telling fans, "I pledge to you to do my very best to reward your faith and loyalty...

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