Sunday, August 03, 2014

Colletti's Lack Of Trade Deadline Movement Earns Him Passing Grade

Now that Jim Bowden has had time to digest all the trade deadline moves, he ranked Dodgers GM Ned Colletti down the list, at a "C" grade (link insider only):

Ned Colletti, Los Angeles Dodgers / Grade: C

Trades: Traded Jonathan Martinez to Cubs for second baseman Darwin Barney.

Analysis: Sometimes the best trades you make are the ones you don't make, and that was the case here. The Dodgers were able to keep all of their elite prospects, and in staying quiet at the deadline (other than the minor trade for Barney, who has been assigned to Triple-A) , the management showed its players that it has confidence they can win a World Series with what they have.

The Tigers' Dave Dombrowski led all GMs with his move for David Price, and an A grade. The Giants' Brian Sabean picked up a B for snagging Jake Peavy.