Is Colletti also in trouble? McCourt announced that the Dodgers would keep Colletti as well as Little on the day the season ended. If he is willing to dump one, he might be willing to dump the other.
Colletti is said to enjoy a strong relationship with Little. He surely would understand the rationale for hiring Torre. But he might need convincing that Girardi would be an upgrade.
It would be a significant blow to Colletti if the Dodgers hired Girardi because of a McCourt power play. But after a series of dubious free-agent signings last off-season — right-hander Jason Schmidt and center fielder Juan Pierre, most notably — Colletti might be losing influence.
"McCourt power play"? What are you basing this on, Robo? I'd like to think that Frank learned his lesson from the DePodesta era...we'll see.