Ryan Theriot is laughing at the Dodgers’ new front office


Ryan Theriot, who played eight seasons in the majors for four different teams as a light-hitting infielder, has some strong opinions about the Dodgers rebuilding their front office around Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi.

I hopefully don’t need to point out how silly this is.

Many of the best general managers now and throughout baseball history either didn’t play in the majors at all or didn’t play well in the majors. And many of the best players who go on to become general managers fare poorly in a front office role. Same thing goes for good hitting and pitching coaches not being good hitters and pitchers themselves. And on and on and on.

Some might even suggest that Ryan Theriot having played eight seasons in the majors doesn’t seem to have helped him form worthwhile opinions about baseball.