Found December 05, 2011 on
Because of the Dodgers' bankruptcy, GM Ned Colletti is working with a 2012 payroll cut of about $20 million from 2011, to less than $90 million. As a result, he's been paying up for supplemental players -- Juan Rivera, Chris Capuano, Mark Ellis, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Matt Treanor -- while stuck on the sidelines for big names like Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols.

Dodgers sign Jerry Hairston

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers Monday announced the signing of infielderoutfielder Jerry Hairston, Jr. to a two-year contract. The announcement was made by Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti. Jerry adds more versatility to our club and will help us at second and third base, shortstop as well as left and center field, said Colletti. He brings a veteran presence that can also...

Colletti heads to Meetings with few needs

There's not a lot left that Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti can do at the Winter Meetings, but whatever he does, will be there covering it.

Dodgers Winter Meetings: Day One Recap

The Winter Meetings are in full force, and it will be interesting to see what kind of damage Dodgers GM Ned Colletti can do this week. There is a lot to cover here, so grab a beer, throw your feet up and get ready to dive in. Jamie Hoffman has been claimed off waivers by the Colorado Rockies, just one of the many roster moves that will likely take place in the coming days. This...

The Newest Dodgers Is, Chase Headley?

Molly Knight is tweeting that Dodgers GM Ned Colletti is looking into Chase Headley. We heard last night that the Dodgers were looking for a bat. Could Headley be the mystery guy we were hearing about last night? Colletti said that if a deal were to be consummated, it might not be before the end of the winter meetings on Thursday. "Nothing is imminent," Colletti said...

What Happened To The Youth Movement Ned?

I understand that the bankruptcy stage in Los Angeles is a big prohibitor of why Colletti is doing what he is doing this winter. No matter how much it pains me to see the Dodgers pass up on Prince Fielder. Opportunities to find a franchise first baseman, on the open market, while being at the prime baseball age of 27 just doesn't happen. Colletti was quoted yesterday...

Hairston, Kennedy And Grandpa, OH MY!

Ned Colletti, who is attempting to put together the oldest and possibly least run producing backup infield in history, is doing just fine making that a reality. The Dodgers have reported signing super utility man Jerry Hairston Jr. to a 2-Year $6 million year contract with some incentives to shore up the Dodgers bench. Hairston who hit .270/.344/.383 playing for the Nationals and...

GM: Dodgers pursuing trade to upgrade offense

Ned Colletti said he is pursuing a trade that would potentially improve the Dodger's offense.

Dodgers still seeking bat, reliever

Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said he met with a handful of clubs at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday looking for "an upgrade, a position player," but that he would listen if a club offered a late-inning reliever.

Dodgers could be in for a barren winter

General Manager Ned Colletti has less cash than usual to add the tools the team will need for next season.Before the next owner is in place and starts promising to restore the team to its former glory, it looks as though the Dodgers will have to endure another barren winter.

Pricey free agents don't fit into plans, Dodgers' Ned Colletti says

The club is cutting payroll in 2012, so taking on Prince Fielder or anyone else who would demand a large salary is not feasible, the general manager says.Reporting from Dallas -- Prince Fielder is there for the taking. The Dodgers aren't playing, but Ned Colletti had a thought.

Dodgers Lead the League in Dumpster Diving

Remember not long ago GM Ned Colletti was mentioning the names of Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols? The very thought of those players made the eyes of some Dodgers fans light up, but if you follow the team very closely, you knew it was the wishful thoughts of a street urchin who had his nose pressed against the window of the candy store.

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

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 play 2B, 3B, SS, CF, and...

Dodgers Winter Meetings: Day Two Recap, Trade Rumors Surface

So day two of the 2011 Dallas Winter Meetings has come to an end, and thankfully the Dodgers didn't sign Manny Ramirez to a two-year deal. Manny is planning on filing for reinstatement soon, and with the Dodgers still looking for a big bat you know Colletti is already scheming on the idea of trying to replicate 2008 all over again. Okay so I am joking, the sad thing is...

Meet the New Dodgers

From MLBTR: Dodgers Sign Jerry Hairston Jr. Dodgers, Aaron Harang Making Progress On Deal Eric Stephen at True Blue LA has it right: by trying to stay afloat in 2012, Ned Colletti may be sinking the ship in 2013. Hurry up and buy the team, Magic! Also: Dodgers collect 30-something mediocrities (ESPN SweetSpot)
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