I mean, yeah it sucks to lose him, but there is also nothing the franchise could really do. Firing Friedman would not have been an ideal route and that was pretty much the only option. It is also a good sign that franchises view our FO as a valuable building ground for FO talent with all the promotions in the league over the last 2 years. The biggest worry I have from losing Zaidi is he built an analytical system that is not known widely around baseball, but now is being attempted to be replicated. There are some that believe it is the system that has allowed the Dodgers to find these hidden gems in other organizations. Now this is not confirmed by anything and is merely speculation at this point, but if it is truly the system that has helped the franchise so greatly in recent years, then that could become a major problem with the team up the road. Though the organization will still have that program instilled within our own ranks, it would suck that a rival is the other one using it as well.