We’ve been tracking the many front office openings around baseball, both because they are important in a broad sense, and because they could potentially affect the Chicago Cubs’ own front office, which is full of bright, successful, up-and-coming executives.
To that end, two of the most notable front office openings have now been filled, and, no, the Cubs were not directly impacted.
The Red Sox, having brought in Dave Dombrowski as the new president of baseball operations, are promoting from within, and assistant general manager Mike Hazen gets the “assistant” part of his title chopped off. Hazen has been with the Red Sox for 10 years.
In Seattle, the Mariners have found their new GM, and it’s former Angels GM Jerry Dipoto, who himself comes over from a short-term front office gig with the Red Sox.
The Angels and Phillies remain among the high-profile teams looking for new GMs.