Ned Louis Colletti, Jr. is the General Manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ned Louis Colletti, Jr. is the General Manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He previously served as Assistant General Manager for the San Francisco Giants.
Colletti graduated from East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, Illinois and Northern Illinois University. Colletti began his Major League Career in 1982 with the Chicago Cubs. He worked in both the media relations and baseball operations departments. He was responsible for handling salary arbitration cases and assisting in player acquisitions. He was honored with the Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence in 1990.
Colletti left the Cubs to join the front office of the San Francisco Giants, first in their public relations department, then in 1997 he became Assistant General Manager. The Giants recorded an 813–644 record (.558) during his time in that position.
Career with the Dodgers
Colletti became the 10th General Manager in Los Angeles Dodgers history and the 5th General Manager for the team in the past 8 years when he was hired prior to the start of the 2006 season. His first job with the team was to hire a new manager, which he accomplished by hiring former Boston Red Sox manager Grady Little. When Little resigned after the 2007 season, Colletti replaced him with Joe Torre.
Colletti's notable player transactions, as GM, include signing Takashi Saito, Jason Schmidt, Andre Ethier, Juan Pierre, and Andruw Jones; trading César Izturis for Greg Maddux and acquiring Manny Ramirez and Casey Blake.
In 2009 Ned Colletti re-signed Manny Ramirez. Going into the season the Dodgers were a younger team with the departures of veterans Brad Penny, Takashi Saito, Joe Beimel, Chan Ho Park and Derek Lowe. Colletti signed All-Star second baseman Orlando Hudson to add some veteran leadership to a group of young players.
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