Tag Archives: Ned Colletti

Ned Colletti nixes trade rumor, starts another + Mike MacDougal saga

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that yesterday’s rumored trade for a bat is now dead. I’m sure there were some out there who had pipe dreams of getting an impact player in the deal, but honestly, it’s just relief that the Dodgers will not be trading Chad Billingsley for Alfonso Soriano or something ridiculous. —– Unfortunately, Ned ... Read More »

Around The Web: White & Gillick + Hoffmann & Belisario + Cost Of Risk Aversion

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MLB.com: Outfielder Jamie Hoffmann was claimed by the Rockies off waivers, which makes it unlikely the perennial sixth outfielder in the system will be back. MLB.com: Remember Ronald Belisario? He wants back in. Ronald Belisario, not seen by the Dodgers since 2010, is again working on obtaining a work visa that would allow him to return to the United States ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Jerry Hairston Jr. To 2 Year/$6 Million Deal + Analysis

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Ned Colletti has signed Jerry Hairston Jr. to a 2 year deal worth 6 million dollars because…of course. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that he’ll make $2.25 million in 2012 and $3.75 million in 2013, which means the contract is back loaded because…of course. —– In all fairness, Hairston is certainly versatile and useful, as he can ... Read More »

Ned Colletti Is Looking For A Veteran Reliever, We’re All Gonna Die…

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Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Ned Colletti is still looking for a starter, reliever, and utility infielder. All that’s left on his frugal shopping list is an affordable replacement in the starting rotation for Hiroki Kuroda, a utility infielder like Jerry Hairston Jr. and a veteran, versatile, durable reliever. I already took a look at the potential starters and ... Read More »

Ryan Doumit Just Saved Ned Colletti From Himself

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Yesterday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times relayed that catcher/outfielder Ryan Doumit turned down an offer from the Dodgers of almost 3 million dollars over one year, and while it became somewhat of a running joke, I’m quite happy that Doumit doesn’t want to play in Chavez Ravine. — Over the years, Doumit has been somewhat of a popular ... Read More »

FanGraphs: LOL AZNS R SHORT

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I was about to take a nap today when I saw that MLB Trade Rumors had picked Jason Kubel to sign with the Dodgers. I made my way to FanGraphs to see if I could make a post basically laughing at Ned Colletti repeating his past mistakes of bringing in a veteran outfielder to block a talented youngster. On my ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Relief Pitchers

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Kenley Jansen Relief pitchers are a fungible group, as many non-traditional sports analysts around the web have pointed out time and time again. Overpaying for them, particularly veteran arms, rarely works out. Constructing a pen on the cheap is the preferred way to go, especially when you have proven as an organization to be able to develop young arms year ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Starting Pitchers

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Clayton Kershaw Was there anyone else to begin this review with? Just 23-years-old and consistently underrated and overlooked by the mainstream media entering 2011, Clayton Kershaw silenced all of his remaining critics with one of the best seasons for a pitcher in recent memory, Dodger or otherwise. Consistent from start to finish, Clayton improved in every respect from his fantastic ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Left Field

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Jerry Sands Left Field: Ned Colletti’s Folly. This is the Season Review I’ve been least looking forward to because it’s by far the most depressing, and it’s therefore the one I have the least interest in writing. Essentially, left field was a hot mess in 2011, as the Dodgers used basically everybody, the kitchen sink, and Eugenio Velez. I’ll focus ... Read More »