Tag Archive | "Ned Colletti"

To Lee or Not to Lee… That is the Question…

Whether tis nobler to sit pat and hope that Bills and Blanton can flash the necessary form to win or whether to pull the trigger and give up the prospects Philly is demanding.  We should know today.  Stay tuned… I think last night’s lineup is the best Donnie can do.  I like that lineup a [...]

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Here We Go Again…

The Dodgers have a penchant for trading for guys with bad attitudes named Ramirez and parlaying that into some sort of “mania.”   Is LA ready for “HanleyMania?”  On May 5, 2102, I wrote this: I know the Dodgers would love to have David Wright.  He may never hit over 20 HR again, but he’s [...]

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The Swagger is Back!

You can feel it. If Juan Uribe gets hot…  I’ve always thought highly of Juan.  [wink, wink, wink] Behind the scenes trades are being discused.  Teams are trying to get all they can.  Ned is trying to buy for as little as possible. The rumor is the Dodgers have offered Gould and Withrow for Dempster, [...]

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The Three Stooges Have To Go

I want you to answer each of these three questions realistically and honestly (no matter how much you hate the player): James Loney projects to hit .245 with 3 HR and 44 RBI this season while his seasonal averages are 10 HR/63 RBI and a .284 BA.  Do you expect him to keep hitting as [...]

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HOME TEAM DISCOUNT

Andre Ethier absolutely gave the Dodgers a Home team Discount.  Had he continued his productive season, he could have commanded a contract that was maybe $20-25 million larger than the one he signed with the Dodgers.  However, two things come into play: The Jody Reed Factor (i.e., turning down a good contract only to find [...]

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Memo To Stan Kasten

Dear Stan, I’m sure you know that Ned Colletti was forced to operate with one arm behind his back and could basically sign only “bargain basement” free agents over the past couple of years.  Actually, he hasn’t been horrible at it… OK – well, he was pretty horrible at it.  But, don’t hold it against [...]

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The Beginning and the End

I already believed that the Dodgers were a playoff team this year, even before the Dodgers were bought by Guggenheim (I shall henceforth call the new owners “Guggs & Company”).  Now, I KNOW they are a playoff team and I guarantee that right now, Stan Kasten has assembled a small group of advisers to evaluate [...]

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Make No Mistake, The Offer Was Real

You can’t blame Prince Fielder for taking the money the Tigers offered, but after reading numerous reports from many sources (some actually reliable), it is apparent that the Dodgers interest in the Prince (and their offer to him) was genuine.  If it was only only a ploy, then the Dodgers would have probably publicized it [...]

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FedEx Express Delivery

His name is Tim Federowicz, and it is pronounced “fed-ur-OH-vitch“, but many just call him FedEx. Federowicz is 24 years old (he will be 25 in August), and was Boston’s seventh selection in the 2008 draft.   In 2010, he was rated by Baseball America to be the 21st rated prospect in the Boston Red [...]

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OK, Let me Spell This Out For You!

Frank McCourt is petitioning the Court to change his name to Winston Churchill, so that he can sell the Dodgers to himself (Winston Churchill) and circumvent MLB’s agreement. “Never, Never, Never Quit!” is Frank’s mantra. OK – I am kidding.  I am telling you right now that this is a joke, not for real, like [...]

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Prince Albert in the Can

Right about now, many Dodger fans are beside themselves.  They want to believe they will be getting a new owner, but with Frank McCourt being involved, they can’t be sure that he won’t do a 180, and they have some apprehension that the new one might be as bad as the former (current) one.  I [...]

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Nedcompoop!

We all know that Ned Colletti has a penchant for making deals that he shouldn’t (and I am being kind). Ned now has a new name. I wish I had thought of it, but it was “Wally” who did.  He has anointed Ned Colletti as “Nedcompoop.” From henceforth, Ned Colletti shall never referred to as [...]

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Why is Eugenio Vélez Still On the Team?

… and other things: Why did it take so long to dump Navarro? Why couldn’t Dodger Management see that Jeff Pentland wasn’t getting his job done? Why is Juan Uribe so fat? Why is Andre Ethier a platoon player? Why is Casey Blake so old before his time? Why was Raffy never healthy? Why do [...]

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James Loney – Backup Firstbaseman

James Loney’s days in LA are numbered. In 2012, James will either have left by trade (doubtful, unless someone thinks they can “fix” him THIS year), or non-tender. I know that some Dodger fans are fearful that Ned Colletti may try and make one big run for a pennant, feeling that the only way to [...]

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The Liar & The Jackass

Frank McCourt:   Pleadingly pledged that none of the money he received from FOX would go to him or Jamie.  Reality:  Fank intended to use a substantial amount of that money for personal use. Verdict:  He’s a Liar!  He’s “self-convicted.”  Ned Colletti:  Signed Jason Schmidt without a physical.  How did that work out?  Signed Jon Garland [...]

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Something is broken-down

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 [...]

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Is This The End Of The Line?

Is This The End Of The Line?

Here’s something to contemplate:  In 2010, practically every Dodger player regressesd or had a season below their norm.  This makes me want to ask whether this was just a “bump in the road” or a “trend for the future“.  Today, I am going to consider just tha,t and I am not going to reach any conclusion.  [...]

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So Sorry To Step On Your Toes…

So Sorry To Step On Your Toes…

It’s not too often, that I have to call out a poster, but in response to the pure  fiction Lawdog wrote yesterday, I have to reply. In Peter O’Malley’s last years, the Dodgers farm system was 10 times worse than right now.  I can tell that LAWDOG has never been to a game at Camelback [...]

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Just Stuff

Just Stuff

Bill Shaikin of The LA Times has an excellent piece comparing the Dodgers and Angels off-seasons.  Among other things, he writes: Colletti also said he has no plans to trade first baseman James Loney or pitcher Chad Billingsley. If another general manager dangles a power hitter (Prince Fielder?) before Colletti and says the Dodgers can [...]

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Dodgers Sign Gibbons

Dodgers Sign Gibbons

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that they have signed outfielder Jay Gibbons to a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti. The 33-year-old returns to Los Angeles, where he batted .280 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 37 games following his August 8 promotion [...]

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