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.
“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.