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JABO: The Dodgers Cheap Excellent Bullpen

During Ned Colletti’s tenure as the General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a hallmark of the franchise was lavish spending on relief pitchers. A year ago, their Opening Day bullpen combined to make $33 million, by far the most of any team in baseball. To pitch in front of All-Star closer Kenley Jansen, Colletti […]
Via Fangraphs
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

You’ll Never Escape Ned Colletti, Ever

No way to start other than with the actual news: #Dodgers officially add Ned Colletti to SportsNet LA broadcast team. — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) April 1, 2015 Nearly a decade after he came to town, and about five months after he was shoved aside in favor of our shiny new front office of dorks, Colletti’s found a way to stay in the Dodgers’ orbit. Forever. And ever. It’s...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Friedman Is Going To Do Something That Infuriates You

I’ve been thinking a lot about Andrew Friedman’s arrival with the Dodgers, and one of the things that really keeps coming up for me is simply that he’s an outsider to the organization. Ned Colletti had been in charge for so, so long, to the point that not a single current member of the Dodgers played for the team before he arrived. (Although several had been drafted and were...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers prevented Ned Colletti from making trades

The Dodgers finally demoted Ned Colletti as GM on Tuesday and announced that former Tampa Bay Rays executive Andrew Friedman was taking over as president of baseball operations. Even though the announcement of Colletti’s demotion was not made until this week, it seems like the Dodgers knew this was a direction they were heading. According...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 15, 2014  |  7 Comments

Dodgers name Andrew Friedman president of baseball operations

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Tuesday that former Tampa Bay Rays executive vice president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman, has been hired as the clubs new president of baseball operations. Current general manager Ned Colletti will become a senior advisor to team president Stan Kasten. “Ned Colletti has played a major role in the success of the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Sports-Glory
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers make the first splash of the offseason

Even though four baseball teams are still fighting for a World Series, the offseason has begun for the Los Angeles Dodgers. I was beginning to work on a piece about what the Dodgers need to do in the offseason to get over the hump and take home their first World Series title since 1988. Number one on my list was “replace Ned Colletti”. Andrew Friedman is the Dodgers’ new President...
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The End Of The Ned Colletti Era

Can you breathe yet? Can any of us? I’ve had a pretty good idea that Ned Colletti would be leaving the GM job for a few days, but I didn’t know until the announcement came out that Andrew Friedman would the one coming in. We’d heard the rumors, and dismissed them. Now, it’s real. But Colletti isn’t gone, fully. According to Ramona Shelburne, he’s being shifted (with a...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Playing GM with the Boston Red Sox

With the trade deadline looming, we take a look at a potential conversation between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. In this mock scenario, I sharpen up my mustache and assume the role of Ned Colletti. The role of Boston GM Ben Cherington is played by Boston Red Sox correspondent Alex Peters. Dodgers GM Ned Colletti- 60 grade GM, 70 Grade mustache Campos: So, remember...
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers trade rumors: Will Ned Colletti pull the trigger?

For about a month, I’ve been writing about potential trades to improve the Los Angeles Dodgers. With only five days left until the trade deadline, Ned Colletti and the Dodgers still haven’t made any trades. In Colletti’s time with the Dodgers, he has pulled off some stunners before the deadline. The biggest one was a last minute deal that brought Manny Ramirez from Boston...
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Open letter to Ned Colletti and Cesar Izturis in hopes of Dodgers' reunion

Dear Ned Colletti and Cesar Izturis,Hi, Dustin Nosler here -- world-famous* Dodger blogger. (*- not really)Look, there's no sense in going through a song and dance. The Dodgers need a backup infielder capable of fielding balls in play up the middle. Ned, Cesar is one of the best glove men I've ever seen in my 25 years of watching baseball. He and Alex Cora formed one of the best...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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