Sit back and enjoy all the baseball tweets and #hottakes regarding the Dodgers’ hiring of former Rays’ general manager Andrew Friedman.
Rays GM Andrew Friedman is coming to the Dodgers? Really?!!!!! — Jimmy Bramlett (@JimmyBramlett) October 14, 2014
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Dodger fans. — Molly Knight (@molly_knight) October 14, 2014
WAT — Mike Axisa (@mikeaxisa) October 14, 2014
Andrew Friedman with a $200M+ payroll. Alright. Sure. — Maul Boo-yé (@paul_boye) October 14, 2014
The smartest guy in baseball now has the most money to spend on players. That’s.. amazing. — Molly Knight (@molly_knight) October 14, 2014
Friedman with money — lots and lots of money. Be afraid NL West. Be very, very afraid. — Wendy Thurm (@hangingsliders) October 14, 2014
Wow. STUNNED that Friedman’s heading to the Dodgers. Hunsicker influence? — Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) October 14, 2014
Friedman! With $200 million! Wow. — Eno Sarris (@enosarris) October 14, 2014
Major coup for the Dodgers. Many have tried, and failed to pry Friedman away from Tampa — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) October 14, 2014
Gonna be fun seeing what Andrew Friedman can do with some actual money. — Jesse Spector (@jessespector) October 14, 2014
Andrew Friedman made magic on skinflint payrolls with the Rays. He’s gonna have $200M+ a year to do it with the Dodgers. Best hire possible.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 14, 2014
To put in a Hollywood perspective: This is what would’ve happened if Billy Beane had said yes to the Red Sox
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) October 14, 2014
The extra money won’t help Andrew Friedman as much as you might think. Hot takes here: http://t.co/KXh5uGilRi
— Grant Brisbee (@mccoveychron) October 14, 2014
And then there was this, which was pretty cool.
This is a great hire for the Dodgers. Sure, there’s going to be a lot of pressure on Friedman to succeed, but he is widely regarded as one of, if not the smartest baseball minds in the game, and he now works for the Dodgers. Happiness.