The Dodger’s front office is beginning to thin out quite a bit this winter. First Director of player development and Andrew Friedman’s BFF Gabe Kapler was hired to be the next manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. He had been serving as the Dodger’s director of player development since 2014 and his influence on the farm system has been very valuable for the Dodgers. Now Alex Anthopoulos, the Dodger’s current Vice President of baseball operations has been hired by the Braves to be their next general manager.
Can report now Anthopoulos is getting #Braves GM job, announcement possible at GM Meetings
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 13, 2017
Anthopoulos had been the Dodger’s Vice President of baseball operations since January of 2016. Before that he was the GM of the Toronto Blue Jays from 2010-2015. He was named the sporting news MLB executive of the year back in 2015. Of course he’s replacing recently ousted general manager John Coppolella who is being investigated by major league baseball for signing violations.
There is no word yet on any replacements for the recently departed Dodger executives. It looks like Anthopoulos will have all final decision making power while John Hart will remain the Brave’s President of baseball operations. The Braves will announce the hiring at the annual GM winter meetings which start on Monday.