LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers' front office has some decisions to make, but the Dodgers also have unfinished business with the front office.
The five-year contract of Andrew Friedman, president of baseball operations, is up. CEO Stan Kasten has said he’s confident Friedman isn’t going anywhere, but it remains an issue, especially since the club never replaced general manager Farhan Zaidi after he left to run the Giants.
As for the players, the biggest pending free agent is ERA champ and Cy Young Award candidate Hyun-Jin Ryu, who loves Los Angeles and playing for the Dodgers, but will probably receive more lucrative offers from other clubs. He’s represented by Scott Boras, so it will be interesting to see if he’ll take a discount to stay, or even if the Dodgers will make a big offer. The Dodgers made him a qualifying offer last winter and he accepted.
“I would love to, yeah,” Hill said. “I would love to get the opportunity to come back here and wear the Dodger uniform again. That was really cool. It was a great honor. Hopefully something will play out and I can come back into this locker room and be part of this club. It’s just going to be a lot of fun watching these guys. Good young players and a really good pitching staff coming back, too.”