Silverman's new official title will be "President of Baseball Operations," while the Rays will promote VP of Business Operations, Brian Auld, to president.
#Rays Sternberg said new team prez Auld will get involved in stadium talks "when and if they progress"
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) October 14, 2014
Earlier in the day, these were the immediate reactions to the news:
Friedman took #Rays to World Series with $43M payroll in 2008. Now has $235M to work with in LA. #Dodgers
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) October 14, 2014
They're giving Andrew Friedman a payroll? This should be fun.
— Matt Adams (@2015WhiteSox) October 14, 2014
#Rays went to the World Series in 2008 with a payroll of $43M. Imagine what Andrew Friedman can do with bags & bags of $$$? #Dodgers
— Steve Mason (@VeniceMase) October 14, 2014
Hard to see Friedman leaving #Rays as anything positive. (sigh) Though I do like to watch the Dodgers just to see how Carl Crawford is doingCredit to Rays Index, one of the first to tweet the rumor:
— Angie Drobnic Holan (@AngieHolan) October 14, 2014
Now there's a crazy rumor #Dodgers will go after Friedman & Maddon http://t.co/VhYnRg2lQZ #Rays http://t.co/7zOkmAqLJHRays fans are just hoping the rumor was only half-true...
— Rays Index (@RaysIndex) October 13, 2014