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September 6, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
This post has been updated. See details below. On the eve of the Dodgers' biggest series of the year, in San Francisco, word comes that the team is closing in on a multiyear contract extension with General Manager Ned Colletti. Talk about a setup. Colletti seems a divisive figure among some team followers, many of whom cannot forgive him of his Giants roots or the bad contracts he gave ex-Giants Jason Schmidt and Juan Uribe. Or when he battled tears of joy when the Giants won the World Series in 2010.
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September 6, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers have opened discussions with Ned Colletti on a long-term contract extension, which could put him in position to become the team's longest-serving general manager since Al Campanis. Dodgers Chairman Mark Walter said he did not know the details of the discussions but confirmed a new deal is on the table. "That's my understanding," Walter said. Colletti declined to comment. Dodgers President Stan Kasten also wouldn't comment, citing his policy of not discussing contractual issues involving team executives.
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August 4, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Inside the press box at triple-A Albuquerque two weeks ago, Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti closed all the doors and windows, activated his cell phone to speaker mode and launched an impromptu conference call. With Colletti were Dodgers President Stan Kasten and assistant general manager De Jon Watson. Special assistant Rick Ragazzo, player personnel director Vance Lovelace and director of contracts Alex Tamin were on connecting lines. The news that brought them together: Ragazzo had learned that the Miami Marlins were willing to trade star infielder Hanley Ramirez.
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July 8, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
On a typical game day, Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti is in his Dodger Stadium office or around the premises from 9 a.m. until 1 a.m. That's the only way Colletti says he has known how to operate since scuffling from a childhood in a poor but tight community in Chicago to now directing the National League West leader. But Colletti, 58, has also long felt the tug of his late father, Ned Sr., who died 30 years ago of lung cancer at age 51, leaving a profound message to the son that, "It's always so much better to give than receive.
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June 25, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Kemp isn't expected to return from the disabled list until after the All-Star break, meaning he probably won't play in the All-Star game and the Dodgers will be without their $160-million center fielder for at least two more weeks. "We're hoping to get him back after the break," Manager Don Mattingly said Monday. Kemp, who is recovering from a strained hamstring, landed on the disabled list for the second time this season May 31. The All-Star break begins July 9. Counting their game in San Francisco on Tuesday, the Dodgers have 13 more games until then.
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May 22, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
PHOENIX — Andre Ethier said Tuesday he does not plan to impose a deadline on negotiations on the contract extension that could keep him out of free agency. Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti has said he would like to re-sign Ethier and has discussed the idea with Dodgers President Stan Kasten , who took office three weeks ago. Ethier said Tuesday he and his agent have not received a formal contract proposal from the Dodgers. Ethier also said he did not anticipate a point where free agency could be so close that he would put any contract talks on hold before he could test the market.
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May 18, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Is that a shudder going down your spine? Ned Colletti told The Times' Dylan Hernandez that after speaking to the Dodgers' new owners, he expects to have more financial flexibility at the trading deadline this year. Colletti with money, and thoughts turn to Andruw Jones, Juan Pierre, Juan Uribe and Jason Schmidt. Pricey free agents have been his downfall, and then there's his penchant for signing aged veterans. But all those eager to take continual swipes at Colletti need to take one giant step back.
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May 17, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO — Based on his conversations with the Dodgers' new owners, General Manager Ned Colletti expects to have more financial flexibility at the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline than he's had in recent years. "If we have a chance to improve our club, they're open-minded to doing it and everything that it entails," Colletti said. That could mean making significant additions to the payroll. President Stan Kasten recently acknowledged the Dodgers "don't have the warehouse of prospects we wish we had. " Without prospects to trade, the Dodgers probably won't be able to make any meaningful acquisitions unless they agree to inherit millions of dollars in salaries from non-contenders looking to shed payroll.
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April 23, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
General Manager Ned Colletti said he wants to explore the possibility of signing Andre Ethier to a contract extension soon after the Dodgers' new owners take over the club next week. "I've always been inclined to keep him," Colletti said. "His start certainly hasn't hurt. " Ethier, who will be eligible for free agency when his one-year, $10.95-million deal expires at the end of the season, drove in 21 runs in the Dodgers' first 16 games. Entering the series against the Atlanta Braves, his runs batted in total was second in the majors behind teammate Matt Kemp's 22. Ethier drove in the Dodgers' first run Monday.
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March 28, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. sounded noticeably excited about the news that a group led by Magic Johnson had agreed to purchase the Dodgers. "I'm pumped," Gwynn said. "I'm only pumped because I'm the biggest Lakers fan. I grew up a huge Magic Johnson fan. " He speculated that he wasn't the only one feeling that way Tuesday night. Matt Kemp told Gwynn that he wanted Johnson's group to buy the team. So did James Loney and Dee Gordon. "The big basketball guys were all pulling for Magic," Gwynn said.
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