David Freese

Dodgers' front office remains tone deaf on what went wrong

Dodgers' front office remains tone deaf on what went wrong

When conducting a postmortem on a failed ending to a season, chastened sports executives ordinarily tell fans exactly what they want to hear.

As usual, Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi did just the opposite.

During a news conference Thursday in the wake of a second consecutive World Series disappointment, the Dodgers’ top baseball executives smiled and said all the not-quite-right things.

You wanted them to acknowledge that the analytics-fueled philosophy that works so well during a six-month regular season may need tweaking during a short series against an elite team?

They wouldn’t.

“So it works for regular season, works for [division series], works for...

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