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Stan Kasten, Ned Colletti talk Andrew Friedman, Dodgers front office changes

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The Dodgers will formally introduce Andrew Friedman in a press conference later this week, but on Tuesday president and CEO Stan Kasten and former general manager and new special adviser Ned Colletti spoke with reporters on a conference call.

Here is a summary of that call, of which the main takeaway is that manager Don Mattingly, with two years left on his contract, is still expected to manage in 2015, after which current Rays manager Joe Maddon happens to be a free agent.

Expect more changes to the front office as well, which was expected with the recent departures of De Jon Watson, Roy Clark and Rafael Chaves, plus the current lack of a general manager to work with Friedman, the president of baseball operations.

I would have had direct quotes for you, but I was not invited to participate in the conference call, which has been par for the course in my relationship with Colletti. By contrast, I was invited with other beat writers for an informal sit-down with manager Don Mattingly last week.

I eagerly await dealing with Andrew Friedman, who I presume will at least occasionally call me by name and will look in the eye someone who spends most of his life covering this team.