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
17 days ago  |  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...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Spring Training preview: Starting pitchers

Dan Haren could be one of Ned Colletti’s best signings. Age IP K/9 BB/9 ERA FIP xFIP WAR Clayton Kershaw 26 2013 236 8.8 2.0 1.83 2.39 2.88 6.5 ’14 ZiPS 227.1 9.2 2.1 2.26 2.55 N/A 5.7 ’14 Steamer 192 9.2 2.4 3.11 2.98 N/A 3.6 Zack Greinke 30 2013 177.2 7.5 2.3 2.63 3.23 3.45 2.9 ’14 ZiPS 192 8.2 2.1 2.95 3.00 N/A 3.7 ’14 Steamer 192 7.8 2.3 3.48...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 10, 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

Los Angeles Dodgers in no rush to trade an outfielder

With four talented players and only three outfield spots available, many have assumed the Los Angeles Dodgers will look into trading one of their outfielders. And while that still may be a possibility down the road, it doesn’t appear the Dodgers are in any rush to make a move – this according to the Boston Globe. The Dodgers are in no hurry to settle their crowded outfield...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 09, 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...
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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

Don't Be A Turkey and Trade Away Matt Kemp For Nothing, Dodgers.

Matt Kemp rumors have been numerous in recent weeks as the Dodgers have a surplus in their outfield. Though recent reports have Ned Colletti taking Kemp off of the table, I'm still concerned to some extent. While every player is tradable (for the most part) the Dodgers would be foolish to deal Kemp when his value is at its lowest as he recovers from multiple serious injuries...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
December 12, 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

Winter Meetings Day 3 - Kemp not going anywhere, Rule 5 Draft preview

Not a damn thing happened today for the Dodgers during the last full day of the Winter Meetings.Sure, Dave Stewart may or may not have shat the bed by telling reporters Ned Colletti told him there are no plans to trade Matt Kemp (thank God), but that was really it.Juan Uribe didn't sign anywhereThe Dodgers didn't trade for David Price (though, I'm starting to talk...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers won't trade Kemp, agent says Colletti told him

Matt Kemp's agent said the Los Angeles Dodgers are not trading the All-Star outfielder. Dave Stewart spoke Wednesday with Los Angeles general manager Ned Colletti at baseball's winter meetings, and walked away feeling confident the Dodgers wouldn't move his Kemp. "For the time being they are not going to move him," Dave Stewart said Wednesday at the winter...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Jamey Wright on Dodgers Radar

If the Dodgers add a long reliever, as general manager Ned Colletti recently said is a possibility, the primary candidate is familiar face Jamey Wright, who served in the role nicely in 2012. Wright, 39 this month, went 5-3 with a 3.72 ERA in 66 appearances for the Dodgers in 2012. But they didn’t bring him back in 2013, when he signed another Minor League contract and had an even...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers notes: Team 'open' to dealing outfielder, has made offers to Juan Uribe

As the Winter Meetings approach, the Los Angeles Dodgers could end up making the most noise trade-wise. After outfielder Matt Kemp's agent Dave Stewart said recently that he has a 'strong feeling' that something may happen at the meetings, the team's general manager Ned Colletti has now gone on record to confirm that he is open to dealing one of his four outfielders...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Wilson signing official, but Dodgers not done yet

The signing of relief pitcher Brian Wilson became official Saturday, but Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti isn't done yet -- and the annual winter meetings that begin Monday in Orlando could help him fill gaps at several positions. In a conference call with reporters, Colletti said the team is talking with left-handed reliever J.P. Howell and third baseman Juan Uribe about...
Via Fox Sports West
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Wilson signing official, but Dodgers not done yet

The signing of relief pitcher Brian Wilson became official Saturday, but Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti isn't done yet -- and the annual winter meetings that begin Monday in Orlando could help him fill gaps at several positions. In a conference call with reporters, Colletti said the team is talking with left-handed reliever J.P. Howell and third baseman Juan Uribe about...
Via Fox Sports West
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Ned Colletti talks Guerrero, Uribe, and the Outfield

This afternoon, Dodger GM Ned Colletti went on MLB Network Radio to talk about Alexander Guerrero, Juan Uribe, and the outfield... The host hit him with a lot of questions at once. Ned did a pretty good job of being as straight forward as GM in the off-season can be. Below is a paraphrasing of his conversation - Listen to the whole interview HERE. First up was...
Via The True Blue Crew
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers announce 2014 coaching staff; Wallach moved to bench coach

The Los Angeles Dodgers and GM Ned Colletti announced the coaching staff for the 2014 season on Monday, with manager Don Mattingly and nine coaches returning to their respective posts. Tim Wallach shifts roles to become bench coach and Lorenzo Bundy comes on board as the team's third base coach. 2014 Dodgers coaching staff Don Mattingly: Manager (fourth season) Lorenzo Bundy...
Via Fox Sports West
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

My 2013-14 Los Angeles Dodgers off-season plan: Headley, Tanaka, Wilson

If you listened to episode 61 of "Dugout Blues," you've already heard most of this. If you haven't, consider yourself lucky (or unlucky, I suppose). This is my 2013-14 off-season plan for the Dodgers -- you know, what I'd do if I were in Ned Colletti's position. I try to be as realistic as possible and try not to get too far out there. Most of the...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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