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Dodgers News: Andrew Friedman Calls 2023 Season an ‘Organizational Failure’

The 2023 season for the Dodgers was one of excellence, at least until the postseason came around. LA overcame every obstacle in their way, but once the calendar shifted to October, they fell apart.

The team was swept out of the postseason by their division rival Arizona Diamondbacks, and now they enter the offseason with more questions than answers. It’s also the third time in the last five years that LA has failed to get out of the first round of the postseason.

President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman spoke to reporters about what happened on Tuesday, and was pretty straightforward about the disaster that ensued in the postseason.

“I think it’s fair to say it was an organizational failure,” Friedman said. “Our goal was to win 11 games in October and we didn’t win one.”

Calling the 2023 season for the Dodgers an organizational failure is complicated. The Dodgers didn’t win the World Series — so the season as a whole was a failure — but the team did win 100 games when they weren’t expected to win anywhere near that amount.

However, in the city of Los Angeles, it’s a championship-or-bust mentality for the sports teams. Friedman understands this, and he knows that this is now the second straight season where LA was bounced in the NLDS by a divisional foe.

Los Angeles now has another playoff meltdown on their resume, and this has become all too familiar for the loyal Dodgers fans. It seems that each season the team finds a new way to lose in the playoffs, and the act has gotten old.

As the team heads into this offseason, something needs to change. The team needs to figure out what has gone wrong and fix those issues. The Dodgers are far too talented to be underperforming each year come October.

This winter will tell us a lot about how the front office views things. If they go all-in, then we will know that they are also sick of what has been happening. But if we see more of the same, it will be hard for fans to swallow the same issues that have been going on.

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.


  1. I’m so sick of hearing what a success the regular season is. I honestly do not care anymore about the team winning over 100 games, or the division, no matter what the circumstances. Consistently winning the Division while dramatically choking in the playoffs is now beyond disgusting. Maybe we need two management teams – one of the regular season, and one for the playoffs. LOL. All jokes aside, something needs to be done from the top down.

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