The Artful Dodger wrote:McCourt should sack himself. Colletti sucks but the Dodgers need a new owner, anyone but McCourt.
I just think it's so sad they canned Depodesta because of pressure from the moron talk show hosts out here in LA. He actually had the franchise headed in a solid direction. Now, you have Colletti out here and everyone is satisfied because he hired Torre and they are "near the top of the division" even though they are god awful.
I liked the Dodgers when Depodesta looked like he was running a club that know something about baseball. Now it just sickens me to watch how poorly things are run, and how much denial the entire front office and most of the fan base are in.
Yes, DePodesta sure looked smart for getting Hee-Seop Choi, a hitter he had been dying to plug into the Dodger lineup for.
In all seriousness, DePodesta got a bad rap in the local media given that there's a misunderstanding that all he did was crunch numbers and they just didn't understand the moneyball philosophy in general. He was an OK GM in my opinion, but at least 1) the Dodgers didn't get into Jason Schmidt/Juan Pierre/Andruw Jones-type contracts that Colletti's legacy is now based on and 2) DePodesta was the fall guy for an owner that wasn't willing to exert a great deal of resources into the team itself.
In general, there's really no sense of direction with Ned Colletti's management. In January/February, he was reluctant to trade say, Matt Kemp elsewhere, which was and is the right thing to do. Now, the "kids" (Kemp/Loney/Ethier/Laroche) are considered somewhat more expendable for a seasoned hitter/pitcher who winds up being rubbish or is rubbish to begin with.