He’s not gone yet. Farhan is still the Dodgers’ General Manager, but he is as good as gone because of the Dodgers success several teams will want to hire him as their President of Baseball Operations… and he will go because they will pay him a lot of money and he will be in complete control. That is likely what he dreams of and has been waiting for. It won’t be a small market team – it might be the Mets or Angels or Mariners or Rangers or Phillies, but they will come… right after the Dodgers win the World Series this year!
It’s inevitable. He’s a bright guy… actually a very, very bright guy, who has a passion for baseball and will likely shine in his new role. Enjoy Farhan while he is here, because he won’t be here much longer. Teams see what the Dodgers are doing and have done and will most definitely copy them. What better way to do that than hire Andrew Friedman’s chief lieutenant?
On MLB Radio, it was asked why the Dodgers were the only team experimenting with a six man rotation and the answer was “Because they are the only team that has enough depth to do it!” Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi have built a farm system and a major league team stacked with DEPTH and everyone else wants to copy that formula.
Just think, not that long ago, I was ridiculed for supporting FAZ by people, whom I won’t say are morons – they just have difficulty when it comes to thinking. They hated FAZ and now FAZ is the next big thing in baseball.
The roadmap to success as implemented by Andrew Friedman is the next big thing EVERYONE will be doing. It will be interesting to see who Farhan’s successor will be. Friedman has plenty of assistants to choose from, including several former GM’s. We do know it won’t be Tommy. It might be Alex Anthopoulos, Galen Carr, Billy Gasparino, Gabe Kapler or maybe Aaron Sele.
But, it might be someone we have never heard of either. All I know is that I would be shocked if Farhan Zaidi is with the Dodgers next year. Like any former Dodger, I’ll root from him… except when he is playing the Dodgers. You’ll see other teams try and take our coaches and minor league staff as well. It’s the price of success.
Rants and Raves
- I like winning better….
- That was a weak, lucky swing by Jake Lamb for a Granny off the foul pole. Lamb pulled the wool over our eyes… OK, that is a baaaaaaaaaaad joke.
- Even though Watson was not spot on last night, I don’t worry about stuff like that. Move on… nothing to see here folks.
- I do worry that Baez is reverting back to his old form or maybe it’s just his pitches don’t have the “bite” they usually do in AZ.
- I’d like to spank Greinke tonight!
- I just saw that MLB Trade Rumors expects Darvish to get a 6 year deal. So, that would be $175 to $200 million. If you think FAZ will resign him at that price, you have not been paying attention.
- Rios homered and is up to .284 with .927 OPS after his promotion to AAA.
- Tim Locastro continues to hit – he was 2-4 last night – .333 since his promo.
- Henry Ramos played CF and was 0-2 with 2 BB – .348 with 1.075 OPS
- Yasiel Sierra has pitched 15 innings at OKC and has a 1.20 ERA but a 1.60 WHIP. He has walked 11 batters in that span. For the year, he is 5-0 with a 2.23 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. In 64 innings he has struck out 78. Maybe next year…
- Josh Sborz continues to pitch well. Last night he pitched 6 innings and struck out 6 while allowing 1 ER.
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