With the GM Meetings underway in Orlando, Florida, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti spoke to the media this afternoon for the first time. Colletti did his first tour of interviews with Brian Kenny of MLB Network and talked about the Dodgers outfield situation, Don Mattingly and Clayton Kershaw extensions along with other holes he’ll need to fill during the winter.
When asked about whether or not he expects deals to get done this week, Colletti was quick to say this was more about foundation building rather than putting ink to paper. There are rumors the Dodgers are looking to deal one of their four high-priced outfielders, but Colletti was quick to caution that they could keep all four due to their tendency to get hurt.
Talks with Kershaw are currently non-existent, but Colletti identified four or five different areas of need including starting pitching, third base and the bullpen.