Ned Colletti wants to come back to L.A. next year:
A day removed from acquiring the final pieces of the team the Dodgers could field in October, General Manager Ned Colletti briefly turned his attention to free agency on Tuesday.
The decision of whether Colletti will remain with the club is half Colletti’s, as his contract includes a mutual option for 2010.
Unless I’m totally misunderstanding the mechanics of all of this, isn’t it just as accurate to say that you or I have a mutual option to be the GM of the Dodgers next year? The Dodgers have to agree to hire us, you or I have to agree to take the job. Isn’t that the basis of almost everyone’s employment?
As for Colletti, eh. His first act as Dodgers’ GM (Pierre, Jones, Schmidt) was pretty disastrous, but he’s done a decent enough job working on the (relative) cheap since the middle of last year. There are worse things in the world than having a guy who does good work when given boundaries, self-imposed or otherwise. Dodgers fans have much stronger feelings about him, I’d imagine.