Colletti’s Take on Kemp

Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com has a good story about Colletti and Kemp (and maybe Ethier too.)

What is YOUR take on this?

“…[Kemp and fellow All-Star outfielder Andre Ethier] are two guys that sit in the middle of your lineup who are in their prime, or approaching their prime.

         Matt Kemp

Jayne Kamin-Oncea/US Presswire
Matt Kemp can become a free agent after the 2012 season.

“So I’m comfortable enough to think about [an extension].”

That answer, in and of itself, is a revelation because of the change in the organization’s feeling about Kemp and Ethier from just five months earlier.

But don’t exhale just yet. The follow-up question is a doozy.

Will this be purely a baseball decision?

“I can’t answer that because I don’t know the answer to that,” Colletti said. “That’s a very truthful answer. … It’s the only one I’ve got.”

If you didn’t know Colletti well, you might think he was choosing his words carefully, concealing something, even.

The truth is, he was giving the only honest answer he can give.

Ned Colletti, general manager of the Dodgers, is just as in the dark about what the future for the Dodgers holds as you are.

This Day in Dodgers History

On July 29, 1996 – After a mild heart attack last month, Tommy Lasorda, 68-year old Dodger manager of twenty years, announces his retirement due to his health.

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178 Responses to Colletti’s Take on Kemp

  1. trublu4ever says:

    I hope and pray Ned will be gone and, we don’t have to suffer through any more of his bonehead decisions.

  2. trublu4ever says:

    Looks like it might be a decent crowd tonight…..free L.A. Kings caps.

  3. Nellyjune says:

    ……and some are upset with Andre because he “seems” to be frustrated with the organization. I know its their job to go out and play ball, but its pretty easy to understand why he just might be a tad pissed at his boss. The Dodgers (organization) is in the same place our government is in. They don’t know the difference between their head and ass, and they are wondering why people are upset with them.

  4. Tru and Nellyjune… check your email.

  5. trublu4ever says:

    Double 😉

  6. JhallWally says:

    Ka-Fucking-Boom!!! Damn, that didn’t take long. Geez!!!

  7. trublu4ever says:

    Eugeniofor12!

  8. Nellyjune says:

    Excuse me, Jhall sir!!! Tell the damn Reds to finish and win their game please!!! If you yell loud enough, I sure they will hear you from Columbus 🙂 It’s hard enough watching the Dodgers (the organization) demise, but it makes it harder when I have to watch the gnats win in the most dumb luck ways sometimes. Geez!!!

    • JhallWally says:

      LOL!! Hi’Ya Nelly. I hear ya. I was just screaming when the Reds loaded the bases in the bottom of the 10th and couldn’t put it away. Besides a new owner and GM, one of the main things I’m hoping for this season is that the G’nats don’t win the division or get beat down in the playoffs.

  9. JhallWally says:

    Well, the Phillies landed Hunter Pence. Should definately help them for the playoffs. From what I read, they gave up the two best prospects in their system for a 3 month rental unless they resign him. Looks like them and the G’nats are going all in for this year.

  10. trublu4ever says:

    Ha….Dre 2 – 2 !!!!!!

  11. trublu4ever says:

    YAY…..MATTY!

  12. Nellyjune says:

    Way to go Matt!! Sorry I didn’t see it, but the Reds can’t manage to put away the Giants as they are now in the 12th inning.

  13. trublu4ever says:

    F*ck you, Lilly!

  14. 32and53fan says:

    I’ve got the game on DVR but haven’t started watching yet. I don’t really need to… you guys have told me all I need to know.

  15. Is there really any difference between Lilly’s fastball and change-up?

  16. trublu4ever says:

    Yay….Brian Wilson blew the save! Reds win!!!!!!

  17. nedisajerk says:

    WTG Redsssssssssss

  18. nedisajerk says:

    Damn don’t hit our Ethier.

  19. trublu4ever says:

    Woo-hoo….need to give Lilly a cushion!!!! I’d say eight more runs should do.

  20. vl4eccjr says:

    WTG MATT!!
    Maybe he should have a shot of Tequilla more often.

  21. nedisajerk says:

    I sound like a homo but I love Kemp.

  22. trublu4ever says:

    Enchanted ~ I think the homers off Lilly’s fastball travel farther than those off his change-up!

  23. What’s it take for Lilly to NOT give back any of the runs we’re scoring for him? I would suggest an act of Congress, but that’d be even more counterproductive.

  24. What’s the Dodger record for home runs allowed in a single season by a pitcher?

  25. nedisajerk says:

    Good griefs how come everytime we score the next half inning that seem to give a run back.

    • nedisajerk says:

      lol no wonder this team give him 6+ runs on support and you think his record would’ve been much better.

  26. Do you think Velez could get a hit off a tee?

  27. Nellyjune says:

    Pedroia’s hitting streak came to an end tonight as he went 0-4 in their loss today. Andre will have fun with that I’m sure because i’m sure it was a nightly text from Dustin saying he was getting closer and closer.

  28. nedisajerk says:

    Ok there the dback shut down inning so do we get one this half inning?

  29. DodgerZona says:

    Hello….I’m sure Ned will freak out by the deadline…Buy Ned buy lol……………..How is everyone

  30. nedisajerk says:

    Nice move Donny and let’s go Hawksworth.

  31. trublu4ever says:

    According to the L.A. Times, the McCourt divorce could cost $35 million….as fees keep climbing.

    • Good. When the asshole finally sells maybe he won’t have anything left.

      • trublu4ever says:

        Wouldn’t it be funny if their attorneys bought the Dodgers?! They just might have enough funds to do it.

    • JhallWally says:

      I’m not surprised. Just less money for Frank and Jamie once they are finally forced to sell. I do believe they will eventually be forced out, it is just a matter of how long it is going to take. The longer it gets drawn out, the longer it will take to recover and rebuild the franchise.

  32. nedisajerk says:

    I had a feeling that Jansen was going to be on the DL get well soon.

  33. Dodger dawg 32 says:

    That’s the first true thing Ned the idiot has said!

  34. trublu4ever says:

    Crapsworth is doing a fine job tonight!

  35. Dodger dawg 32 says:

    Who started this site? This is a great idea. I don’t want anything to do with Frankrupts Dodgers, and that includes his fluff pieces blog inside the Dodgers. In fact they should change the name of that blog to Inside the Frankrupt Dodgers

  36. DodgerZona says:

    Nice job Hawkboy lol….geez

  37. nedisajerk says:

    These is never easy should’ve probably let Lilly blow it on his own.

  38. Dodger dawg 32 says:

    Thanks trublu4ever nice to be around real fans.

  39. Dodger dawg 32 says:

    Much better here than over at that cupcake site. Inside Frankrupts Dodgers. 🙂

  40. Nellyjune says:

    Matt’s going to have to work harder now.

  41. DodgerZona says:

    Colletti said he’s “under no orders to shed salary…..LMAO

  42. DodgerZona says:

    I’m with you Tru…I hope Ned and Frank are gone sometime soon

  43. vl4eccjr says:

    With Jansen out of it for a while, who fills the void in the bullpen?

  44. Nellyjune says:

    Way to go Andre!!!!

  45. trublu4ever says:

    Ha-Ha….Everyday Dre does it again!

  46. Looks like Andre’s slump may be over – WTG Dre!!!

  47. trublu4ever says:

    Wow…thanks Matt! Just saved another possible run or three!

  48. nedisajerk says:

    I think they called up Lindblom.

  49. nedisajerk says:

    Urgh on a freaking 1-2 count and Upton was like 1 for 25 go figure.

  50. Thought DS was supposed to be a pitcher’s park.

    I guess the operative word there though is pitcher.

  51. nedisajerk says:

    LF Sands
    CF Hoffmann
    RF Sellers

    Probably just a day off for Trayvon (0-12 with 7 Ks last three games). Or it could be…nah. 🙂

    by silverwidow on Jul 29, 2011 9:57 PM PDT

    Wow Trayvon come on buddy cut those k’s down.

  52. Question – Do you really need to change pitchers to pitch to Navarro? I really don’t think it matters if they’re pitching overhand.

  53. trublu4ever says:

    Good grief! Thanks, Upton!

  54. trublu4ever says:

    Come on….the more runs, the better!

  55. The beat goes on . . . . and thankfully we’re doing the beating!

  56. vl4eccjr says:

    WOW! Stop the presses! A rare RBI for Carroll!
    Furcal making a bid to reach the Mendoza line. . .

  57. Hey kids, it Howdy Dougal time!!!

  58. 32and53fan says:

    I guess Josh is too busy eating cupcakes and meeting semi-celebrities on the field to make sure his staff has updated the game notes for today. Other clubs in the division are on top of it and have their Friday notes online.

  59. Nellyjune says:

    So, do we have a saying for when Javy comes into the game yet?

  60. Shouldn’t Kuo come in first so Javy has a save opportunity?

  61. trublu4ever says:

    35,169….paid attendance.

  62. Great – we lost the picture! Reminds me of the old days listening to Vin and Jerry on the radio.

  63. trublu4ever says:

    Nice win. Timely hitting and just enough pitching.

  64. nedisajerk says:

    Damn the Eagles going to be good.

  65. vl4eccjr says:

    A Win! Has Javy has been ‘money’ closing games, or what?

  66. Well, its been real. Catch you all tomorrow.

    And welcome to the dark side dawg!

  67. nedisajerk says:

    Brewers with a shutout, I think that is now 14 games in a row opponents have scored three runs or less against the starting pitching.

    by Phil Gurnee on Jul 29, 2011 10:36 PM PDT

    I want to see this by our starters but it won’t happen.

  68. nedisajerk says:

    I hate seeing Lilly get win and not Kuroda.

  69. nedisajerk says:

    How come it seem we do so well against good pitcher even if we get some help than pitcher like Cook with an ERA over 5+.

  70. grizzy says:

    More of the usual news concerning McCourt(s). Makes me think of that line Giamotti fired at the striking ball players about being “Keepers of a national trust” and “Resuming your dignity”. Not that they ever had any to resume.
    *
    After last night, I’ve got to be thinking about five years for Kemp too.

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