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Dodgers GM Colletti Spends Money, Dumpster Dives

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If there’s something that Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti is at, it is public relations. After all his first forays into the world of Major League Baseball was working in PR for the Chicago Cubs. So it comes as no surprise that he pulled of a PR coup over the last couple of months here in Los Angeles by opening the wallet for Ted Lilly, Hiroki Kuroda, Rod Barajas, Jon Garland, Juan Uribe, Tony Gwynn, Jr., Vicente Padilla, Blake Hawksworth, Dioner Navarro and most recently Eugenio Velez.

With the Dodgers ownership questions still not answered, and likely not answered until all of the appeals go through which should take a couple of years at best or if the team gets sold, Colletti has proven that those questions will not affect the amount he spends to bolster the team. That’s great. Really it is.

Now as to the quality of the players he has brought in, well that’s a whole another question.