Four things to know about Dodgers front office changes

The Dodgers haven’t been able to do much during MLB’s nearly two-month lockout, which has halted all major league player transactions and is threatening to cause delays to spring training and the regular season.

But this week, the team made news by announcing a series of front office personnel moves, highlighted by the promotion of Brandon Gomes to general manager that Gomes and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman discussed publicly Thursday for the first time during a video call with reporters.

Here are four things to know about the Dodgers’ front-office changes.

Brandon Gomes, left, chats with Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.

(Jon SooHoo / Los Angeles Dodgers)


After Gomes’ first season working for the Dodgers as a pitching coordinator in 2017, another MLB club requested permission to interview him to be their pitching coach.

According to Friedman, Gomes said no thanks.

The next year, after Gomes oversaw the team’s farm system as director of player development, another club inquired about interviewing him for an assistant general manager opening.

Gomes once again passed.

And over the previous three years, following Gomes’ promotion to Dodgers vice president and assistant GM, there have been several more requests by teams looking for a general manager.

Each of them got the same answer.

“There aren’t a lot of people that you can say that about, that really are qualified to do so many different things,” Friedman said, bringing up the…

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