Tag Archives: Ned Colletti

Our Long Los Angeles Nightmare Is Over: Frank McCourt Officially Out As Dodgers Owner

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After having the sale delayed by a day, the Los Angeles Dodgers are finally, and thankfully, free from the clutches of Frank McCourt. Source: #Dodgers sale has closed. McCourt era has ended. — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) May 1, 2012 With that done, now the Dodgers are going to win every World Series for the next decade, right? Well, not quite. ... Read More »

Around The Web: Paying To Watch The Dodgers, Winning & Perspective, Coaches Behaving Badly

Dodger Thoughts: Jon Weisman asks how much you would pay to watch the Dodgers. I think it’s a great question. Personally, I answered: $1, $5, $10, $500. —– Baseball Prospectus: Dash Treyhorn analyzes how the perception of Charlie Manuel has evolved, primarily due to winning. Sometimes I wonder if the same would be possible with Ned Colletti. We’ve already seen ... Read More »

Loney Is A Coach’s Nightmare, Colletti Wants Ethier Back, Billingsley & Coffey Updates

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Don Mattingly revealed that James Loney is a swing tinkerer. About the last thing Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wants is Loney doing anything that will change his batting swing, which is Loney’s tendency. For example, after going 3-for-11 during the three-game series in Milwaukee, Loney struck out in his first at-bat in Houston on Friday night and Mattingly immediately noticed ... Read More »

Controversial walk-off will be the story, but real question is what Don Mattingly was thinking

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The popular discussion about this game will revolve around the blown call that ended it, but that kind of stuff will happen from time to time, just ask the Padres. For my interests, the real discussion should revolve around exactly what Don Mattingly was thinking late in the game. —– As it got down to the late innings of a ... Read More »

Ned Colletti Manages To Do Less With The Most

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“Less” — the comparative effectiveness of the franchise’s free agent spending under his reign. “Most” — the production contributed by cost controlled players while he’s been in charge. —– Ned Colletti has been the GM for one of the most successful runs in Los Angeles Dodgers history, compiling at 511-460 record since the 2006 season, good for third in the ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 Season Preview: Right Field

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Coming off of a 2009 season full of late-game heroics, 2010 and beyond appeared to hold great promise offensively for Andre Ethier. However, a pinkie injury in ’10 followed by a knee injury last season – along with any existing offensive flaws and limitations that remained – threw a wrench in his plans. Limited to 139 and 135 games over ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 Season Preview: Left Field

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When you’re a team full of over-the-hill or never-were veterans, a team that is offensively-challenged to the umpteenth degree beyond your dominating center fielder, and a team that has a broke owner, playing your top offensive prospect who doesn’t make a lot of money and has the most upside of any of your left field candidates is the obvious and ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 Season Preview: Third Base

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I am fairly certain that everyone outside of Ned Colletti dreads the notion of Juan Uribe playing any amount of games or innings in Dodger blue this season that exceeds one. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the Dodger brass is counting on. Uribe enters 2012 as the starting third baseman following one of the worst seasons in recent memory, and with ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 Season Preview: Second Base

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35 in June. Hasn’t played more than 132 games since 2007. Absolutely abysmal with the bat. Ladies and gentlemen, your starting second baseman in 2012, Mark Ellis. Signed to a ludicrous two-year deal for over $8 million in the offseason, Ellis comes to Los Angeles with the reputation of a good glove and “veteran bat”. The first of those things ... Read More »

International Spending Needs To Be A Priority For New Los Angeles Dodgers Owners

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Baseball America recently released the list of each team’s international spending for 2011, and it should come as no shock that the Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t make a ton of noise. However, not only are they dead last, but they’re dead last by a lot. Baseball America has compiled estimates of each team’s international amateur signing bonus expenditures in 2011, ... Read More »

Patrick Soon Shiong Joins Steven Cohen, Tony La Russa Is Scary, A Favorite Emerges

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The richest man in Los Angeles, Patrick Soon Shiong, has joined up with Steven Cohen‘s Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the richest man in Los Angeles, has joined the Dodgers bid group led by hedge-fund billionaire Steven Cohen. The alliance is the strongest indication yet of Cohen’s intention to present outgoing owner Frank McCourt with a final bid ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 Season Preview: Catcher

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When the list of Hall Of Fame catchers in Los Angeles Dodgers history is taken into consideration – Roy Campanella & Mike Piazza (not to mention the good showings of Russell Martin & Paul LoDuca) – the recent state of the backstop position in Los Angeles becomes even more depressing. The future in Carlos Santana gets shipped out, a declining ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: February 23rd, 2012

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Clayton Kershaw will throw a bullpen session on Friday after getting his original bullpen session postponed due a sore back on Wednesday. Additionally, Mike MacDougal postponed a bullpen session due to a back injury. Ah, Spring Training! —– Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed Matt ... Read More »

Around The Web: Juan Uribe’s 2012 & Andre Ethier’s extension + Jeremy Lin madness

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MSTI: Things might not be looking up for Juan Uribe in 2012. MLB Trade Rumors: Ned Colletti would like to extend Andre Ethier. My question? Why is he allowed to work on these deals? —– SB Nation: Jon Bois has one of the better posts I’ve seen addressing Jeremy Lin and racism. Deadspin: Speaking of Jeremy Lin and racism, here’s ... Read More »