Your ‘Dodgers Win The NL West’ celebratory GIF post for 2014

So the Dodgers won last night to clinch the NL West title, and while you probably want the celebration stuff, let’s first go through how the Dodgers won to begin with, shall we? Clayton Kershaw is good at the pitching. Clayton Kershaw is good at the hitting. Clayton Kershaw is good at the fielding. Clayton Kershaw is the MVP. But the game was still tied when Yasiel Puig...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers need to place more value on low-level prospects

It sucks that the team with the highest payroll in the history of American sports is in this position, but here we are. The Dodgers actually have replacement-level pitchers in their rotation. That’s fine; injuries happen. But General Manager Ned Colletti continues to confound by overpaying for mediocre talent. The Dodgers sent 19-year-old right-handed pitching prospect Victor Arano...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Dodgers Aren’t Going To Make Any Moves, Are They?

No news or inside info or analysis here, just a thought: The Dodgers aren’t going to do anything before the Aug. 31 playoff eligibility deadline, are they? It’s not because of lack of effort on Ned Colletti’s part, I’m sure. Depending on the day-to-day standings, the Dodgers have been something like 29th in line for AL players and 14th in line on NL players, and with the...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke’s elbow a “creeping concern” for Dodgers as his command deteriorates

The Dodgers are concerned about Zack Greinke’s elbow. Panic yet? I’m getting there. In an article about Ned Colletti‘s history of waiver wire pickups, Ken Gurnick seemingly buried the lede by including info regarding the potential for a Greinke elbow issue to prop up in terms of it relating to the current rotation problems. Nonetheless, already this month Colletti has shored...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Correia Sent Westward Bound

Sources are reporting that Ned Colletti and the Los Angeles Dodgers have traded for Minnesota Twins righty, Kevin Correia. Correia, 33 (will turn 34 later this month) has bounced around the league since making his debut in San Francisco in 2003. The move comes just days after the Dodgers sent two prospects to Philadelphia for […]
Via On-Base Talk
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rumors: Los Angeles remains on the lookout for starting pitching

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed starting pitcher Josh Beckett on the 15 day DL Friday, with both hip and groin issues. Beckett has had the hip problem for the majority of the season and has managed to pitch through it until recently. The groin strain is very likely related. Mike Axisa of CBS Sports reports that Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says he does expect Beckett to pitch again...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Which One Of These Pitchers Could Be A Dodger Soon?

As I said yesterday after discussing Roberto Hernandez, “Some other starter is going to appear, potentially soon. I don’t know who it will be, of course, because waivers are going to make the choices slim. But it will absolutely be someone.”  Now here’s Bill Shaikin talking to Ned Colletti: Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti said he also hopes to acquire a swingman to...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 08, 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

Should We Be Frightened About Ned Colletti Trading For A Reliever?

This Dodger bullpen, it is, well, not good. Kenley Jansen isn’t the problem, of course, and neither is J.P. Howell. We’ve talked a few times about how Brandon League is at least adequate; Brian Wilson has been up and down, but obviously isn’t going anywhere with that 2015 player option. Chris Perez has been awful. Paul Maholm hasn’t been much better. Jamey Wright is striking...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers unlikely to add David Price or Cole Hamels, GM intimates

General Manager Ned Colletti intimated Saturday the Dodgers are unlikely to acquire a frontline pitcher such as David Price or Cole Hamels before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Colletti acknowledged he is looking for both starting and relief pitching. While he didn’t specifically address his team’s interest in Price or Hamels, he spoke in general terms about the market...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag No. 7: David Price, relievers, Colletti, Kershaw nickname

Hey, it’s a mailbag! Remember to use the form submission in the right sidebar to send us you questions. Evan: I noticed that the Bleacher Report did a little mock trade scenario, with each GM played by a BR employee. They had each mock GM make their most likely (and best offer) they would trade for Price given their teams’ prospects, needs, surpluses in certain areas where...
Via Dodgers Digest
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig wanted his teammates’ help to improve his game

Dodgers GM Ned Colletti on the reported clubhouse meeting between Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers… “He called it,” Colletti said on SiriusXM. “He wanted to know how he can get better and some of our veteran guys stood up and told him. And they told him how much they love him and how much they want him on the team and like having him here. But here are a couple of things … that...
Via The Outside Corner
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers: Puig called meeting to ask how he can improve

Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers generated much controversy this offseason with his frequent injuries and partying habits, but the team’s general manager Ned Colletti reports that the 23-year-old outfielder is trying to turn himself around for the better. Puig called a meeting last week to ask Colletti, his coaches and fellow teammates how he could improve as a player...
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign Cuban SS Erisbel Arruebarrena

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena to a five-year contract. The Dodgers announced the deal Saturday. New reports say the contract is worth $25 million, including a $7.5 million signing bonus. ''We think he adds to our major league club at some point this year,'' Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. The Dodgers had been...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers GM Ned Colletti on Michael Young, The Bench, and Rotation

Via Valley Bay News
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers don't really need another starting pitcher with in-house options

All too predictably, one of the other teams overpaid for Masahiro Tanaka, and he took the money. The Dodgers did the right thing here, saying we’ll pay "X" number of dollars, but no more (where x is probably around six years, $120 million + $20 million release fee).Given his fastball velocity (good, but not elite) and past workload, the Dodgers harbored substantial...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
January 23, 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...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers have talked with Tanaka's agent

It's not much, but here is the latest up date on Tanaka watch... #Dodgers have talked to Tanaka's agent, — Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) January 8, 2014 Tanaka is in the "feeling out process," Ned Colletti said. — Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) January 8, 2014 #Dodgers Colletti said he's had "couple conversations...
Via The True Blue Crew
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers invite top prospects to 7th annual Winter Development Program

As they've done for seven straight years, the Dodgers are holding their Winter Development Program at Dodger Stadium, beginning Sunday.The main goals of the program are to help Dodger minor-leaguers not only prepare for the majors, but also to prepare themselves for the off-the-field aspect of being a Major League Baseball player.From the Dodgers' official press release:...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ned Colletti: Matt Kemp Out of Walking Boot, Expected to Be Ready for Season-Opening Series in Australia

Finally, Matt Kemp is in the news for reasons beyond trade and dating rumors. Kemp, who has been working his way back from an ankle injury that derailed his 2013 season, is out of his walking boot and expected to be ready for the Dodgers’ series-opening series against the Diamondbacks in Australia, according to general manager Ned Colletti. Colletti revealed that Kemp ditched the...
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Josh Beckett 'to have a normal Spring Training' says GM Ned Colletti

The Los Angeles Dodgers lost starting pitcher Josh Beckett for the season on May 14, but they fully recovered to win the National League West after an incredible June-August run. Becket did not participate in that stretch, but he should get his chance to contribute in 2014. Orange County Register's Dodgers beat writer Bill Plunkett announced that the Dodgers expect Beckett...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers, Chris Perez close to 1-year contract, according to report

Ned Colletti appears to have finally settled on his "high-leverage" reliever with closing experience, as the Dodgers are reportedly close to signing former Indians' closer Chris Perez to a 1-year contract.Terms aren't yet known, but it'd be a shock if Perez got more than a $4 million contract. He was set to go into his last year of arbitration after earning...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Colletti Talks Outfield, Second Base, Kershaw Extension, Yasiel Puig, and Success vs. Failure

Ned Colletti was on ESPN LA 710 AM this morning and answered questions regarding the usual topics: outfield, free agency, Tanaka, second base, and extensions. Here is brief run down of what the GM had to say... Ned was asked just how "firm" on his "lack of plans to move Matt Kemp" he is. He said that he could not answer that questions because...
Via The True Blue Crew
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Nothing doing at the Winter Meetings, except Ned Colletti declaring his man crush for Matt Kemp

Not much has gone on for the Dodgers at the Winter Meetings, and there was basically no news yesterday related to the club … EXCEPT that Ned Colletti totally loves Matt Kemp more than anybody else at the Winter Meetings. Totally. Ned Colletti on @Dodgers’ Matt Kemp: “The highest team on him is us. We know him and we love him.” #MLBTonight — MLB Network PR (@MLBNetworkPR...
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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