Andrew Friedman’s Day One Thoughts
Certainly change can occur quickly at the Winter Meetings, but Andrew Friedman mentioned in his briefing with local media members that he does NOT think anything will happen today.
Friedman says more of his time was spent talking with teams than with agents, meaning more trade possibilities were discussed than free agents. The information received in today’s discussions was helpful in a number of areas.
Friedman says a resolution to first base is NOT imminent. Ideally, Friedman indicated the importance of becoming more left-handed, or at least better against right-handed pitching.
He also does not expect to add a starting pitcher from the outside via free agency, as they did last year with Roberto Hernandez. As far as the bullpen, Friedman is always looking to improve the team, but likes the current makeup.
Unrelated to movement at the Winter Meetings, Friedman says Alex Colome continues to rehab an elbow injury from the regular season that did not require surgery. He says Hak-Ju Lee is recovering well from ACL surgery, but it’s not clear if he will be a full go at the start of Spring Training.