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Colletti, Mattingly don't know what the future holds for the Dodgers

Oct 5, 2010, 1:04 PM EDT

T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times can be a great read. Sometimes I think he stacks the deck a bit with his presentation (query: did he really ask the question that way, or is he making himself look macho in the writeup?), but oftentimes his approach manages to pull out the larger truths of a situation, even if I wouldn’t make him my go-to guy for the details of said situation.

Case in point is today’s piece on Ned Colletti’s Monday press conference. I’m guessing that the order and/or nature of the questions asked Colletti weren’t quite as, oh, I dunno, snappy as Simers presents them. But I also think that Simers’ portrayal of Colletti and Don Mattingly basically being at a loss as to what the future holds for the Dodgers is pretty accurate.

After a year of being told that the divorce had no bearing on the Dodgers’ baseball operations — and by being told specifically by Dodgers media people that even typing such a thing was misleading — we’re about to embark on a winter in which the Dodgers can no longer use “hey, we’re the NL West champs; there’s not need for big fixes” as an excuse for not spending money to improve the team.

  1. Secretary Cleary - Oct 6, 2010 at 1:51 AM

    I’ve always wondered how many Ryan Leaf outbursts this guy has provoked by way of his smart ass comments. Glad you pointed out what I suspected: his tongue in real life probably isn’t as sharp as his pen. If he actually said all this stuff, he’d be all over YouTube or would be the Robin Ventura of sports columnists, getting his ass kicked all the time.

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