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Frank McCourt is back in charge of the Dodgers' baseball operations

Oct 8, 2010, 11:29 AM EDT

Let us chronicle the recent history of the position of President of the Los Angeles Dodgers:

  • Now Mannion has been let go and Frank McCourt has named himself President. That puts Frank in charge of baseball operations and means that Ned Colletti answers to him directly.

Kind of a bummer for Mannion. Used to be that you carried the boss’ water like that and you were rewarded with a nice cushy position. So much for loyalty.

As for the Dodgers, having Frank in charge is probably a good thing. He’s never let having absolutely no cash get in the way of acquiring big ticket items. With him having the final say-so on personnel I totally expect L.A. to sign Cliff Lee and Carl Crawford while trading for Prince Fielder, all with no money down.

  1. BC - Oct 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Who’s next in charge? Alexander Haig?

  2. josh - Oct 8, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    “all with no money down.”
    Awesome.

  3. mcsnide - Oct 8, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Today, sir, we are all Padres fans.
    And probably most of the readers are too young to have any idea what we’re talking about. God, I feel old.

  4. froggy - Oct 8, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    It’s amazing how a team’s performance on the diamond can so closely mirror the utter chaos in the upper management boardroom, or in said owners’ bedroom, or the courtroom.

  5. RichardInBigD - Oct 8, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    The courtroom has worked out kinda good so far for the Rangers…

  6. The Steve Jeltz Experiment - Oct 8, 2010 at 1:43 PM

    I actually know, and am grateful that I only know because I once authored a paper on Haig. Dude led a great life.

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