Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Friedman Leaves Rays for Dodgers

The Rays confirmed the bombshell announcement this afternoon that General Manager Andrew Friedman was headed to the Dodgers, with President Matt Silverman essentially replacing him as GM.

Silverman's new official title will be "President of Baseball Operations," while the Rays will promote VP of Business Operations, Brian Auld, to president.

No word on if Silverman, who has a rapport with St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman, will continue to be the lead negotiator on the stadium issue.

UPDATED 6:15pm:

Earlier in the day, these were the immediate reactions to the news:
Credit to Rays Index, one of the first to tweet the rumor:
Rays fans are just hoping the rumor was only half-true...

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