The Dodgers hire Greg Maddux and Raul Ibanez as special assistants
The Los Angeles Dodgers just announced that they have hired Greg Maddux and Raul Ibanez as special assistants to the general manager. They will assist in scouting, player development, will work with players and do a lot of other stuff that special assistant-types do.
The Dodgers are gonna have to rent out a cubicle farm in the Valley or something given how many front office people they have on the payroll. There’s president Andrew Friedman, general manager Farhan Zaidi and then an assortment of assistant GMs who, themselves, used to run teams. There’s Alex Anthopoulos and Josh Byrnes. Ned Colletti is still bopping around. Gerry Hunsicker has a job there. Tommy Lasorda is an advisor and was once an interim GM for L.A. I dunno. It takes a lot to make a stew.
As for Maddux, this is the third time the Dodgers have acquired him. Unlike in 2006 and 2008, however, Maddux will likely not be starting. Probably.