Tag Archives: Ned Colletti

Ned Colletti doesn’t deserve a pass for the sins of Frank McCourt

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A common excuse for Ned Colletti defenders (here, in the comments) is to blame his recent lack of success on the current financial situation of the Los Angeles Dodgers brought upon by the nightmare ownership of Frank McCourt. Generally speaking though, the lack of money hasn’t been the problem. Hell, it’s almost the opposite, as Colletti’s worst years as a ... Read More »

Dodgers Avoid Arbitration With Andre Ethier & James Loney + Prince Fielder & Resources

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The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided arbitration with Andre Ethier and James Loney on Tuesday, signing both to one-year deals worth $10.95 million plus performance bonuses and $6.375 million plus performance bonuses, respectively. MLB Trade Rumors projected Ethier to clock in at $10.7 million and Loney at $6.5 million, making their knowledge of the process disturbingly accurate. — Considering that Ethier ... Read More »

Is Criticism Of Hiroki Kuroda Actually Happening?

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Is this real life? I honestly didn’t know this was a thing outside of a few Twitter re-tweets from Tony Jackson of ESPN Los Angeles. As usual, Jon Weisman from Dodger Thoughts was on point talking about Los Angeles Dodgers fans criticizing Hiroki Kuroda for his decision to sign with the New York Yankees. This is a pretty bizarre loyalty ... Read More »

Rubby De La Rosa Recovering Nicely & His Long Term Role Is Starting

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Around this time of year, there will be a ton of extraneous crap meaning absolutely nothing flung around, primarily because there’s little actual substance to write about and people are just so excited about getting baseball back. The “Best Shape Of My Life” stories are well known, but this “Winter Development Camp” the Los Angeles Dodgers run has been getting ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Mike MacDougal To 1 Year/$1 Million Contract + Analysis

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that right-handed reliever Mike MacDougal will return to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 on a one-year deal worth $650,000. The team has an option for 2013 worth $2.35 million with a buyout of $350,000, meaning he’s guaranteed a cool million dollars. — To begin, let me say that I actually like ... Read More »

Joe Torre & Developer Rick Caruso To Bid On Los Angeles Dodgers

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Joe Torre, former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, resigned as executive vice president for baseball operations of Major League Baseball in order to submit a bid on the Dodgers with Los Angeles based developer Rick Caruso. Torre will join prominent Los Angeles shopping center developer Rick Caruso, the president and CEO of Caruso Affiliated. A ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers 2011 Off-Season Consisted Of Matt Kemp And A Bunch Of Crap

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I realize this is hardly the most original topic in the world, especially considering I’ve recapped every move along the way, but seeing it spelled out for me struck a chord. 21. Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles had to make a decision on Matt Kemp, and after trade rumors surrounding the should-have-been-MVP, it signed him to an eight-year, $160 million ... Read More »

Around The Web: Bunting For Hits & Dee, Bonds Sentenced, Homegrown Dodgers, And Yoenis Cespedes

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The Book: John Dewan and bunting for a hit. It’s an awesome study and relevant to a player like Dee Gordon. CBS Sports: Thanks to Kevin Malone, Paul DePodesta, and Ned Colletti for getting the Dodgers roster to the point where doing almost nothing but re-signing homegrown players since their reigns began would have resulted in the team from the ... Read More »

Why Does Yu Darvish Make People Lazy?

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As you probably already know by now, bidding on Yu Darvish ended just recently after the star right-hander was posted by the Nippon Ham Fighters a few days ago. I mention this because earlier today on Twitter I made a few statements about Yu Darvish and Asian players that generated some interesting discussion and I wanted to clarify my point. ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Tender To Kershaw, Ethier, and Loney But Not Kuo

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On December 12th, the Los Angeles Dodgers tendered contracts to a trio of arbitration eligible players: Clayton Kershaw, Andre Ethier, and James Loney. However, they elected to not tender a contract to Hong Chih Kuo. The other two arbitration eligible players, Matt Kemp and Tony Gwynn Jr., were signed to extensions earlier. —– According to MLB Trade Rumors, the projected ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Tony Gwynn Jr. To 2 Year/$2 Million Contract

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced today (December 12th) that they have signed Tony Gwynn Jr. to a two-year contract. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that he will earn $850k in 2012 and $1.15 million in 2013. I’ll do analysis later, but he’s basically a replacement level type player. Granted, he’ll be hard pressed to not live ... Read More »