- Is is the broken-down way that Ned picks players?
- Is it just broken-down players?
- Is it a broken-down training regimen?
The Dodgers look like a M.A.S.H. unit. What’s the problem? Is it Ned Colletti and his proclivity for picking aging broken-down players or is it the fault of the training staff? Oh, Ned did pick Stan Conte who is the head trainer, so I guess all fingers point to Ned. The Dodgers HAVE to go deep into the post-season to save Ned’s job whether or not Frank McCourt continues to own the team. If they continue down this path, Ned could be gone much sooner that people think.
I was all for giving Ned time to prove what his deals would look like. I did not rush to judgement. But the election returns are starting to come in and the incumbent isn’t looking so good.
Yeah, Ned “swindled” Billy Beane out of Andre Eithier (who by the way is looking more and more like a #2 hitter than anything), and Jamey Carroll has been a nice signing, but most of the others have been a train-wreck. I’m not just just talking abo0ut trades, but also free agent signings. Juan Uribe is looking more and more like a gigantic (I mean that in every way) mistake.
As I write this, Carlos Santana is hitting .216 and James McDonald has a 5.51 ERA – both have shown flashes of being very good and if they are, the indictment on Ned will balloon.
Maybe it’s the training staffs ineptitude. Maybe it’s the coaches who have failed to teach these guys how to hit. Maybe it’s the manager who is too green to be effective. However, Ned hand-picked them all so everything points back to the G.M.
Ned has to win – THIS YEAR! That doesn’t seem likely considering the ensemble of Punch-and-Judy Hitters he has assembled.
On the current roster, which players do you want going forward? I can only count a few:
- Sands (and that’s only based upon promise)
Ned, this is no way to build a team.