The Dodgers Have Actually Named A General Manager

For the first time in 4 years, the Los Angeles Dodgers have a General Manager, announcing today that they've promoted assistant GM Brandon Gomes to the job.

Gomes had reportedly interviewed for the New York Mets' GM opening earlier in the offseason, but has now been solidified as part of the LA front office. 

The Dodgers' GM job had been open since Farhan Zaidi left in 2018 to head up the coast to take the same role for the rival San Francisco Giants. 

The 37-year-old Gomes is a former major league pitcher, who retired in 2016. He told the Los Angeles Times that this fulfills a dream. “This is something that, since I got done playing, I was hoping to get to at some point in my career. It’s just something that will be incredibly fulfilling, to continue to work with this group with the goal of winning as many championships as possible.”

He began his journey as the Dodgers' minor league pitching coordinator in 2016, and by the next year he was the director of player personnel. 

“He’s had such an incredible impact on everything he’s touched,” said President of Baseball Operation Andrew Friedman. “He’s moved pretty quickly, but you could argue that he could’ve moved even quicker.”

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