The Dodgers are making some changes in their front office. They hired Farhan Zaidi–away from Billy Beane and the Athletics–as their new GM, in addition to Josh Byrnes to a yet unknown position. Zaidi and Byrnes join Andrew Friedman to make up one of the youngest and smartest a front offices in MLB.
It’s no question that the future of the Dodgers is looking bright with the front office they now have.
So why can’t the Phillies follow in L.A.’s footsteps? And, while I’m not being anti Ruben Amaro Jr., I am against the RAJ-type mentality. I don’t think it’s doing the Phils any good. The front office needs to be more welcoming to the analytical side of baseball, and willing to make smart moves over flashy ones. Amaro has shown his resistance to the analytical side of things in the past.
I think if the young and smart minds are good enough Los Angeles, it should be good enough for the Phillies.