I’m becoming sick of seeing Ned Colletti not pull the trigger on big trades the past 2 seasons. I understand that money is tight because of the McCourts divorce but that’s not an excuse if he’s already announced that the payroll will go up for next season.
Last season he traded away James McDonald & Andrew Lambo for Octavio Dotel. Who was a disaster for the Dodgers and was later traded to the Rockies a month later for a player to be named later.
Then i read that Colletti didn’t have to add Blake DeWitt in the Ted Lilly/Ryan Theriot deal. DeWitt could have been a decent utility player on the bench but instead he wanted a better defensive second baseman. The Dodgers need hitting not defense.
I’m sure the Dodgers could have offered a package of at least 5 prospects to get Cliff Lee or Roy Oswalt last season. As we continue to stuggle with our roster problems, Colletti is just sitting back and watching superstars being traded.
Another deal the Dodgers were rumored: Adrian Gonzalez & Heath Bell for Russell Martin, James Loney, and prospects. This would have given the Dodgers a younger power hitter since Manny was on the decline.
Then today i read this from Tony Jackson (ESPNLosAngeles.com):
The Los Angeles Dodgers are actively involved in discussions on a possible three-player deal with the Milwaukee Brewers that would bring slugging first baseman Prince Fielder to Los Angeles in exchange for Dodgers first baseman James Loney and embattled closer Jonathan Broxton, according to multiple sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Colletti quickly shot down those rumors. I’m mad right now. Colletti is too cheap to get a #1 pitcher or power hitter.
If the McCourts are forced to sell the team, Colletti should go with them.