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Dodgers sign general manager Ned Colletti to extension

Sep 15, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT

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UPDATE: Heyman has updated his story to say Colletti is getting a multi-year deal. He was told by one source that it could be a three-year contract which would carry him through 2015.

11:35 AM: According to Jon Heyman of, the Dodgers have signed general manager Ned Colletti to a contract extension.

No word yet on the exact details of the new agreement, but we heard last week that the two sides were discussing a new deal. Colletti’s current contract is guaranteed through this year and includes mutual options.

Colletti has served as Dodgers’ general manager since replacing Paul DePodesta after the 2005 season. The Dodgers enter play today at 75-70 on the year, one game behind the Cardinals for the second Wild Card spot.

Colletti said prior to last night’s game that Dodgers manager Don Mattingly will return next season regardless of what happens down the stretch. Mattingly’s contract runs through next year.

  1. mianfr - Sep 15, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    I’m sure this will be well received.

  2. chill1184 - Sep 15, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Omar Minaya of the NL West

    • djpostl - Sep 15, 2012 at 2:20 PM

      Exactly. Guy was given free license to spend money like a drunk frat boy with daddy’s credit card and made some decisions that have more than a little potential to blow up in the team’s face.

      Crawford on the hook for over a hundred million, Beckett could implode and turn on everyone in a minute, Hanley Ramirez is just “Manny waiting to happen” again…

      No way on Earth I extend this guy until I see some real moves that actually yield some desired results.

      • chill1184 - Sep 15, 2012 at 2:45 PM

        No argument from me, as a Mets fan I can sympathize but for an ownership group wanting to change the Dodgers for the better, this move makes no sense.

      • koufaxmitzvah - Sep 15, 2012 at 4:16 PM

        Not that it matters because you seem to have your minds made up regarding your version of events, but Colletti traded to get players who had already signed their contracts. In other words, Ned didn’t evaluate these players as necessarily worth their prices, but rather inherited the overvaluations. It cost him James Loney, a couple minor league position players, and 3 minor league starting pitchers to obtain the rights to pay these players on values (I repeat) orchestrated by others.

        Of course, no one cares about the actual facts in this case, so let’s just pile on a board about superduper smert you all are. Whether by spite or spit, you win.

        Okay…. Feel better? I, for one, am happy with my current lineup, and I don’t see it as a waste of money. Gonzalez is who the Dodgers have wanted for quite a few years as he is selling jerseys and knocking in runs while playing a strong 1B. If the team owner can afford him, then it’s worth the investment.

      • djpostl - Sep 15, 2012 at 5:07 PM

        “Colletti traded to get players who had already signed their contracts”

        Are you really that delusional?

        He “evaluated” their worth when he traded for them, in essence saying “I’m fine with the dollar amounts attached to these guys”.

        That is part of the entire process, not one you just toss out and say “oh well, I didn’t sign the guy to the initial contract”.

        When you make a trade you’re evaluating the whole thing. Who do I give up? How much am I on the hook for in doing this?

      • skerney - Sep 15, 2012 at 6:17 PM

        Koufaxmitzah, AGon’s .247/.306/.403/.709 OPS isn’t exactly lighting the world on fire. Especially for the price. But hey, at least he’s got the Ribeyez.

  3. jkcalhoun - Sep 15, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    At least we don’t have to worry about whether the new Dodgers owners are both rich and savvy.

  4. smcgaels1997 - Sep 15, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Coletti is a moron who showed he sucked then they had no money…now with pockets full he can even bigger mistakes

  5. pisano - Sep 15, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    With the money he makes he should get a better rug, or get a transplant, I’m just sayin.

  6. mojosmagic - Sep 15, 2012 at 12:41 PM


  7. sisqsage - Sep 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Mattingly has some potential. He’s had a hand in Kemp finally becoming a superstar after languishing under Torre.

    As for Nicky, a mixed bag to say the least. Not sure I would commit that far into the future on him. Farm system has taken a big hit on deals that haven’t done much (75-70 record?).

    So the New Dodgers are going to have to be like the Fed Gov the next few years: spend like there’s no tomorrow to have a chance at the playoffs every year.

    Keep on eye on Kershaw. A bad hip is a big deal for a pitcher. Hope it is not a long term lingering deal. He is a class act with a great future.

  8. pilonflats - Sep 15, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    – signed a giants fan stuck with brian sabean

  9. presidentialpeter - Sep 15, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    Say you look like the kind of guy who knows how to spend money. How does a raise and an extension sound?

  10. granted42 - Sep 15, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Congrats to Mr. Colletti! You’re a nice guy and all, but as a Giants’ fan, I hope you fail tremendously at your job. Nothing personal, it’s just business.

  11. manchestermiracle - Sep 15, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    So far it looks like Magic Johnson should have stuck to his other businesses.

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