Found September 15, 2012 on Feelin' Kinda Blue:
When Mark Walter, Magic Johnson, Stan Kasten and Co. bought the Dodgers in May, many assumed (hoped?) it would spell the end of Ned Colletti's tenure as general manager. But here we are, four-plus months later and the much maligned Dodgers' GM was given a contract extension. Certainly not what I wanted or expected, up until last week when scuttlebutt began about the Dodgers possibly giving Colletti a new contract. Don't get me wrong, the guy is nice. I asked him a few questions at Blogger Night and, in his way, was coy and nice when answering. It takes more than just a nice guy to put together a competitive baseball team. But that doesn't excuse some of the moves he's made in the past. While he was able to land Hanley Ramirez for for a nice price and got the Dodgers another impact bat in Adrian Gonzalez, he was still able to make a couple trades that were either unnecessary or ill-advised. And that's just this season. We all know of the horrible...

Los Angeles Dodgers equal what is wrong with baseball

Los Angeles, CA. The Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off a blockbuster trade in what equates to what is wrong with baseball. Major markets have an unfair advantage when it comes to payroll. I can’t blame the Dodgers for making the trade as they have now become a much better team, even just with the addition of Adrian Gonzalez. Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford seem like throw ins with...

Dodgers extend GM Ned Colletti

The Dodgers and Ned Colletti have agree to a contract extension, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. The new deal will be for either two or three years. Colletti's current deal included a mutual option for next season. Colletti is best known for the great signings of Jason Schmidt, Juan Pierre, Andrew Jones that didn't work out, along with working out trades for Andre Ethier...

Shoulder injury shelves Dodgers' Lilly

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly gave a valiant effort for over three months, trying to come back from a shoulder injury that has sidelined him since May. But on Friday that quest to return ended as he was shut down for the season. Lilly will have arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Sept. 21, performed in Los Angeles by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache. The procedure...

Dodgers win, back in playoff hunt

Luis Cruz and the Los Angeles Dodgers are showing the kind of spunk and tenacity that hasn't been seen around Chavez Ravine for quite a while, and now the playoffs aren't such a far-fetched possibility after all. Far from it. Cruz came up with his second clutch hit in two nights, a tying two-out RBI double in the ninth inning, and pinch-hitter Juan Rivera followed with a...

Dodgers GM Colletti has new deal

Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti has a new multiyear deal in place to remain with the team, CBS Sports reported Saturday. Colletti, who has been the Dodgers general manager since 2005, said Friday that Don Mattingly would return but nothing official about his own status. Colletti's new contract could be for up to three years, while other sources told CBS Sports...

Josh Beckett thrown out at first by right fielder

There are embarrassing plays in baseball that demonstrate either a person is lazy and apathetic, or, perhaps as a free pass, may not be quite so fleet of foot, and then there are embarrassing plays that leave you scratching your head and almost feeling sorry for a guy. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett being retired at [...]

Carlos Beltran throws Josh Beckett out at first base from right field (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Welcome back to the National League, Josh. Those of you who somehow missed all the stuff about pitchers pounding beers and hawking down fried chicken in Boston last year may not know this, but Josh Beckett isn’t exactly a model of fitness. Watching him swing a bat during interleague play when he was with the Red Sox was always entertaining...

Dodgers need to get the message quickly

Win or lose, Sunday was going to be the continuation of an emotional weekend for the Dodgers and their manager, Don Mattingly. When talking about Matt Kemp's game-saving throw from centerfield to nail Yadier Molina at third and set the stage for a 4-3 Wild Card-tying comeback win, Donnie Baseball was moved to tears. "It's totally not wanting to lose," he said....

Cardinals fail to put away Dodgers in 9th in loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Luis Cruz came up with his second clutch hit in two nights, a tying two-out RBI double in the ninth inning, and pinch-hitter Juan Rivera followed with a run-scoring single to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. Jason Motte (4-5) came in trying to protect a 3-2 lead for Jaime Garcia and retired his first...

Hanley Ramirez: Are the Marlins winning without me?

Hanley Ramirez may have been a problem in Miami, but he was not the problem. If he was truly a malcontent in the clubhouse and was hurting the team off the field, the Marlins did the right thing in getting rid of him. On Thursday, Marlins team president David Samson told the following when asked why Ramirez was traded to the Dodgers. “We just realized we couldn’t win...

Kershaw's availability for Dodgers will be determined Tuesday

For the second consecutive Sunday, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start with pain in his left hip. Last week, after getting a cortisone shot in his hip, Kershaw was able to start two days later and pitch seven strong innings. But this time sounds worse for the left-hander. Kershaw will meet with hip specialist Dr. Bryan Kelly in New York on Tuesday...

Cardinals beat Dodgers with 3-run 12th

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jon Jay hit a go-ahead RBI double during a three-run 12th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals split of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, beating them 5-2 on Sunday and regaining undisputed possession of the second NL wild card spot. John Ely (0-2) issued a leadoff walk to Matt Carpenter and Jay drove him on from second base with a line drive...
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