tinfoilxtouch wrote: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.
I agree wholeheartedly. DePodesta did a great job and provided the foundation for the limited success that has happened during the Colletti era be refusing to trade good prospects for the oppportunity to win 88 games instead of 82. Moreover, he generally avoided stupid huge contracts to questionale veterans. If Colletti was vaguely competent on his FA signings, the Dodgers could have used the DePodesta foundation of good players and a low pay-roll to build a legitimare contender. Instead they are squandering $25M/year on Schmidt, Pierre and Jones.
Think what a capable GM could have done instead with $25M/year a strong cheap talent base.
My real fear is that if Colletti is not fired over the off-season (looking more and more likely) he will squander every last bit of young talent in all out effort to win next year to protect his job. This would be taking a play right out of the playbook of his mentor, the great Sabean. The guy at dodgerblues.com would have an aneurysm.