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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Dodgers promote former MLB reliever Brandon Gomes to general manager as L.A. reshapes front office

The Los Angeles Dodgers have promoted former big-league reliever Brandon Gomes to general manager, the team announced Tuesday. Gomes had been an assistant general manager since 2019. The Dodgers had been operating without a general manager since Farhan Zaidi left to join the rival San Francisco Giants in Nov. 2018.

“He’s had such an incredible impact on everything he’s touched,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman told Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times. “He’s moved pretty quickly, but you could argue that he could’ve moved even quicker.” 

Gomes, 37, retired as a player in 2016 and joined the Dodgers the following year. He quickly ascended from pitching coordinator to director of player development to vice president and assistant general manager. Gomes turned down a chance to interview with the New York Mets for their president of baseball operations job earlier this offseason amid speculation the Dodgers would soon promote him.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 18, 2022 at 09:52 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: January 19, 2022 at 07:09 AM (#6061549)
Gomes' closest sim score was Tanner Scheppers, which I bring up only because I wanted to type out "Tanner Scheppers".
   2. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: January 19, 2022 at 08:14 AM (#6061554)
"General Manager" in the new era of title creep is "Towel Boy" right?
   3. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: January 19, 2022 at 09:18 AM (#6061559)
Gomes is being brought in mid-offseason to trade one player before being removed in favor of John Gaub.
   4. Itchy Row Posted: January 19, 2022 at 09:46 AM (#6061562)
When I saw the headline, I was surprised the Dodgers had fired their old GM and that I’d missed it. Turned out they’d just gone without a GM for three very successful years.
   5. JJ1986 Posted: January 19, 2022 at 10:46 AM (#6061569)
Does this put him above Josh Byrnes? Or is GM now the #3 guy?
   6. Walt Davis Posted: January 19, 2022 at 03:07 PM (#6061597)
Yep, that the Dodgers haven't had a GM in 3 years perfectly demonstrates that "GM" is not the GM anymore and that whatever the "GM" does ain't exactly vital.

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