Brown: From sabermetrics to Boras and beyond: Q&A with Ned Colletti

From Maury Brown at on November 13, 2017:

Ask anyone that works in the sport and they’ll tell you, baseball season never ends. And while most think that planning and moves for the following season all begin when the World Series ends, guess again. How your favorite team performs in not only the coming season, but several in front of that are often formulated years in advance.

So maybe it’s no surprise that current Los Angeles Dodgers senior adviser to the president and former general manager Ned Colletti is looking to stay busy. A man that started with the Chicago Cubs in 1982 and was GM of the Dodgers till 2014, Colletti had been consistently part of the daily comings and goings of a Major League front office. For Colletti, his current state of idleness shouldn’t be confused with retirement.

“When you’re no longer in the general manager’s position, your days begin to open up,” he says. “No longer do you have 18-hour days, and so, I wanted to do something of a journal-type entry for myself.” With the extra time he says, “I didn’t want to lose who I am and thought doing a book might be of interest.”

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Originally published: November 14, 2017. Last Updated: November 14, 2017.