Colletti maintained the Dodgers are still interested in Alexander Guerrero and could go after Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka.
There’s no conversation between the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw’s representatives as Colletti made it clear it’s all quiet on the free agent front with Ricky Nolasco, Juan Uribe among others.
Andre Ethier is rehabbing in Arizona and there isn’t a drop-dead date for them to not include him on the playoff roster, but everyone is “hopeful” he’ll be on the roster.
Colletti has been impressed with Julio Urias and that he’ll likely pitch 40-50 more innings next year and was glad to see Corey Seager struggle a little at Rancho, as every baseball player should have to go through some adversity.
Ned was quick to say “No” when asked if Don Mattingly’s job was in jeopardy if the Dodgers are bounced early in the playoffs and said it’s definitely the most talented team he’s had during his tenure with the club.
In terms of trading prospects, Colletti mentioned his staff of former Dodgers including Bill Mueller, Jose Vizcaino and Aaron Sele among others as they look at the person, not just the stats.
All in all, if I wasn’t convinced the Dodgers organization was heading in the right direction before last night, I’m definitely sold now. Kasten and Colletti talked about having a close relationship and it’s clear they’re dead set on continuing to improve the product on and off the field.
In case you missed it, here’s the Dodgers pool celebration, PLUS Yasiel Puig’s celebration dance off!