Thursday, October 30, 2008

Colletti Tells Tabloids That Scott Won't Return His Calls In Person

I've heard of a lot of negotiating strategies, but I was a little surprised to hear Ned Colletti use the "spurned girlfriend" strategy when discussing how he hasn't been able to reach Scott Boras, Manny Ramirez' agent, about Manny returning to the Dodgers for 2009:

Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti said Wednesday his communication with agent Scott Boras this off-season has been limited to two voice messages, meaning they might not meet in person to discuss the future of free-agent outfielder Manny Ramirez until the general managers' meetings that start Monday in Dana Point.

Colletti said he hoped to talk to Boras soon and that re-signing Ramirez would be one of the Dodgers' top three priorities this winter, along with bolstering the infield and rotation.

Yikes. For the sake of Dodger fans everywhere, hoping to see us win games in 2009 in which we give up two runs or more, let's just hope this case of voicemail tag doesn't get out of hand:

Or maybe Ned should just heed the advice of these fine young gentlemen, and take his complaints to the phone company powers that be?


Alex Cora said...

Someone overheard Boras telling Ned to "Cool It Now." Oh and Ronny Bobby Ricky and Mike, If I've got a girl who cares who you like. Love the New Edition.

Eric Karros said...

Ummm, I believe the correct lyrics are "If I love the girl who cares who you like".

Steve Sax said...

Yeah, AC: There's something wrong with [your] line.

Eric Karros said...

But AC, if you prefer that version of the lyrics, well I guess that's your prerogative.

Alex Cora said...

Ned was also saying that: I can't sleep at night, I toss and turn, Listenin' for the telephone , But when I get your call, I'm all choked up, Can't believe you called my home" (Every Little Step)

Steve Sax said...

My favorite New Edition alum video, by far, is the Bell Biv Devoe "Poison" video in which one of the guys delivers his lyrics while sitting on a toilet. Classic stuff.