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Friday, August 19, 2011

Tony Jackson:Ned Colletti deflects Cubs GM talk

“I have a contract and a commitment to the Dodgers,” Colletti said. “Until somebody tells me otherwise, that is where my focus is and where my efforts will be.”

Colletti, who has been the Dodgers GM since November 2005, signed a long-term contract extension in October 2009. The actual length of that extension has never been made public, and while Colletti does have an escape clause, it doesn’t kick in until after next season.

However, with the Dodgers presently in bankruptcy and a question of whether Frank McCourt—who hired Colletti and later signed him to that extension—can maintain ownership of the club, McCourt might be hard-pressed to deny Colletti permission to talk to the Cubs if they were to request an interview.

Tripon Posted: August 19, 2011 at 11:36 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, dodgers

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   1. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: August 20, 2011 at 01:44 AM (#3904538)
HA! That's just what the Cubbies need - a dose of Colletti.
   2. akrasian Posted: August 20, 2011 at 01:49 AM (#3904547)
A fresh minor league system to trade away. How could he resist?
   3. scareduck Posted: August 20, 2011 at 02:15 AM (#3904562)
MAKE IT SO!
   4. Spahn Insane Posted: August 20, 2011 at 02:33 AM (#3904570)
Good god, no.
   5. Brian C Posted: August 20, 2011 at 02:48 AM (#3904579)
A fresh minor league system to trade away. How could he resist?

Joke's on him, if that's what he thinks.
   6. ntr RdP Posted: August 20, 2011 at 02:52 AM (#3904581)
This must be the secret plan being advanced by the front office staff of the Cards, Reds, and Brewers. Maybe they'll take Tom Ricketts out to a fancy steak dinner, get him drunk, and get him to sign Ned.
   7. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: August 20, 2011 at 05:23 PM (#3904843)
I would feel better if the Cubs were deflecting Ned Colletti talk.
   8. Accent Shallow wishes he had more middle fingers Posted: August 20, 2011 at 05:35 PM (#3904850)
FTFA:

Colletti, who has been the Dodgers GM since November 2005, signed a long-term contract extension in October 2009. The actual length of that extension has never been made public, and while Colletti does have an escape clause, it doesn’t kick in until after next season.


Obviously you wouldn't see a player with a secret extension, or a manager, why should front office staff be any different? What are the odds this is a shady deal due to the McCourt's finances?
   9. Bourbon Samurai, what price fettucine? Posted: August 20, 2011 at 05:49 PM (#3904857)
Good lord, this would make no sense.
   10. SouthSideRyan Posted: August 20, 2011 at 06:31 PM (#3904877)
Don't worry, nobody's talking about you Ned.
   11. Joe Kehoskie Posted: August 20, 2011 at 06:53 PM (#3904884)
Obviously you wouldn't see a player with a secret extension, or a manager, why should front office staff be any different? What are the odds this is a shady deal due to the McCourt's finances?

It's not all that uncommon. E.g., last I knew, the term of Theo Epstein's contract in Boston hasn't been announced.

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