We all know of the recent criticism Ned Colletti has garnered over the last couple of days due to his comments on Matt Kemp and the team in general. Phil wrote a great article on whether this event is just being used by those who are naturally bent to criticize Colletti and take out their knives to stab him in the chest. Which may be true, but I still think the current criticism is legitimate. This is a man who claimed that not offering Randy Wolf, and Orlando Hudson arbitration was a 'baseball' decision. Deciding that Jamey Carroll, Garret Anderson and Reed Johnson would make great bench players, deciding that Padilla and Charlie Heager would be the 4th and 5th starter. Decided that the Ortizes were pitchers the Dodgers could count on.
You could argue that Torre and the coaching staff wanted these moves as well, and you would be correct, but Ned Colletti is still the GM, and he clearly thought these were quality moves that should be made because he did make them. Ned Colletti is a big believer in the 'process' such as men as Brian Seabean, and Dayton Moore is. Whatever his thinking was, he thought the current 2010 Dodgers was the best team he could assemble under the circumstances he had.
This is a man who got an extension with a significant part of his resume being that the teams he created went to the playoffs 4 of out 5 years. So for him to criticize the team he created for 2010 in the manner he did speaks of his own hypocrisy.He is the GM of the Dodgers, if he truly thinks the current 2010 Dodgers isn't good enough to win the NL West, then he should do all what he can to move and add players. Not take a shot at one of its best players and then claim he really was calling out the whole team. There is no need for Colletti to say the team is playing badly. He should just try to fix it.