Andrew Friedman Still Does Not Have A Contract Extension Finalized

Just a few days after Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported that the Dodgers and President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman have finalized a contract extension there is a report from the Los Angeles Times stating that the deal is still not done.

Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reported last night that Friedman is still not under contract for 2020. However, Castillo adds that it has been business as usual for the front office and for Friedman. He is still overseeing the front office and was at the GM Meetings earlier this month.

Friedman’s 5-year contract expired at the end of the season. During his tenure as President of Baseball Operations, the Dodgers won 5 National League West titles (7 National League West titles in a row), 2 National League Pennants, and made back-to-back World Series appearances in 2017 and 2018.

Castillo finished his report by saying that when the Dodgers and Friedman do agree on a new contract that the team likely will not make an official announcement. This is not unusual considering Team President Stan Kasten has a longstanding policy of not announcing the contracts of executives, dating back to his tenures with the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals.