Friday, December 11, 2009

Ned Colletti Photographed At The 2009 Winter Meetings

What, no moves whatsoever by the Dodgers at the 2009 Winter Meetings?

After seeing this picture of Ned Colletti from earlier this week (right after he spoke with Frank McCourt (or was it Jamie?)), I can't imagine why.

Thanks to Orel for the photoshop. (I'm an idea guy.)


karina said...

He got a couple of Venezuelan arms through the Rule 5: Carlos Monasterios and Armando Zerpa. I don't have any info on Zerpa. I'm sure i haven't seen him pitching or heard about him for that matter, but a quick research says he belongs to Leones del Caracas, so he might have not pitched on winter baseball (he could have pitched on Liga Paralela, which is a sort of "minor leagues" here).

Monasterios is the opposite and i've been watching him pitching for 2 or 3 seasons now. He's not that fast, so we can expect lots of control and grounders. In fact, he's been the best venezuelan pitcher this winter, on a season characterized for the dominance of hitters. His numbers are more remarkable when it is acknowledged that he pitches on a very small ballpark, where ball travels light and fast.

He's been an important part of a mediocre team fighting seriously for the postseason, in spite that team is coming from the worst season on its short history last year, with no important additions (well, they got El Duque Hernandez a couple of weeks ago).

His numbers so far: 7 wins, 2 losses, 51.1 IP, 39 K, 16 BB, 20 ER, 45 H. Two of those wins have been against Aguilas, so i expect him to be pulled off from winter baseball, he and his team are bugging me a lot.

Nostradamus said...

Duct tape muzzle aside, Ned's lookin' pretty leathery, there.

Sunscreen for the day games, there Neddie.

karina said...

@Mr Customer: bondage is the one of the key trends on this fall/winter season, so i guess Mr. Colletti might be considered fashionable on certain circles :)

p.s: interesting avatar, may i have some scoop on it, please?

Nostradamus said...


I think that's more the "black leathery" as opposed to "I've-been sleeping-outside-recently leathery" set.

The avi was based on a thread where Dusty, rbnlaw, and myself were nattering on about Champions' League results, EPL, etc., joking that we'd have to unofficially change the name of this place since the hot stove league was so quiet.

Jeff said...

Figures, well there is always 2011

karina said...

@Mr Customer the entire world can change, but the name of this site can't. I also can't believe i missed a discussion about the Champions League with you.

You said ""I've-been sleeping-outside-recently leathery set" but some of the pieces of the L.A. based Rodarte fall/winter might fit for the Ned on this pic.

@Jeff we should wait to mid 2010 season to get pessimistic (at least)

Nostradamus said...


I would never imply such a change in anything but the most facetious of suggestions. I'm mostly poking fun at my inability to stick to the topic at hand without flying off on some tangent

As for Champion's League talk, I'm sure there will be plenty of chances to distract me with that in the next few months, especially since LFC was unceremoniously booted in the group stage. I'm a man without a country, so to speak. I have no idea who I'll be rooting for, other than it will not be either Man U or Inter.

I'll have to check out what's going on over at Rodarte somewhere more appropriate than sitting at my desk at work. I mean, SoSG is about the only distraction that I can afford and still be moderately productive.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Monasterios is the future of this organization, and don't anyone forget that.

Josh S. said...

I've got a theme song ready to go for Monasterios, if needed.

(Not sure if that link works. YouTube's blocked here.)

Nostradamus said...

@Josh S, MLASF

Good to know we'll have someone who can perform in the cloister role, if need be.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

@Josh - Vid's not working for me.

Nostradamus said...

I think these are the droids you're looking for.

Orel said...

Thanks for the scouting report, Karina. Maybe you'll be cheering for Monasterios next year.

karina said...

@Orel one of my New Year wishes is to be able to cheer loud, happy and proudly to the Dodgers.