Saturday, April 23, 2011

McCourt Elusive Not Only From Press, But Also Colletti

Hmm. I be Jamie would agree, there appears to be a running theme here of Frank McCourt's disappearances, which we have documented prior on this blog. But eluding Colletti himself? Curious...

CHICAGO -- Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Friday that he has been in communication with embattled owner Frank McCourt since baseball commissioner Bud Selig's announcement on Wednesday that he plans to appoint someone to oversee the club's financial operations. But Colletti said the two still haven't spoken face to face and still haven't discussed that particular issue.

"We have texted back and forth," Colletti said. "It's just updates, the same updates we always exchange. I keep him up to date on our roster moves, things along those lines, and where our injured players are on their comebacks, as always."

Colletti also said there are no immediate plans for him and McCourt to discuss Selig's decision, but Colletti added that unless and until he hears differently, he still considers McCourt to be his boss.

Meanwhile, Colletti said he has addressed the Dodgers' baseball-operations staff in the wake of Selig's announcement, telling them to "focus on your job. You can't worry about things that are out of your control, so do the best job you can."

I can't believe Colletti isn't Frank McCourt's BFF now. Interesting.


Gibby's Limp said...

"Focus on your job. You can't worry about things that are out of your control, so do the best job you can."

I wonder if this is just the voice in Ned's head, or if he did actually verbalize it to the baseball-operations staff.

I hope he's shakin' in his cowboy boots...

Kyle Baker said...

Not sure how else he can really play it, you know? He serves (or served) at the pleasure of McCourt, so he can't throw him under the bus. But he also has to play it right with MLB to stay in his current position and perhaps stay longer term if he wants to. He has to walk on eggshells.

Gibby's Limp said...

I think he'll continue to do what he's been doing for the past few years. Like I've read him say, he's had to work on a pretty strict budget as it is for a while now, so for the time being, things won't really change for him, in that respect.