McCourt will go back to being the head of baseball operations. General Manger Ned Colletti, who reported to Mannion over the last year, will once again report directly to the owner.
Mannion, you may remember, was asked about spending millions of dollars for bonuses on draft picks last year, and offered this gem of an answer:
You're dealing with a very fluid situation. Those millions that are potentially in play, they can manifest themselves where the opportunity is. If the opportunity is in buying more portable concession stands, then that's what you do. If the opportunity is buying some international talent that you have a very good handle on, that's what you do. In this particular world, you're making those assessments on a daily basis.
Mannion joined the Dodgers as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in November 2007, and was promoted to President/COO in March 2009. He added baseball operations to his oversight last December.