The Big Chair: The Smooth Hops and Bad Bounces from the Inside World of the Acclaimed Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager

The Big Chair: The Smooth Hops and Bad Bounces from the Inside World of the Acclaimed Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager

by Ned Colletti, Joseph A. Reaves

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735215726
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 122,483
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Ned Colletti is the former General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he had a widely successful tenure from 2006-2014. Before the Dodgers, he served as assistant General Manager of the San Francisco Giants, after getting his start with the Chicago Cubs, his beloved home team. He currently appears as a baseball analyst on Spectrum SportsNet LA before and after most Dodgers games.

Table of Contents

Timeline xi

Author's Note xxi

1 The Eight-Oh-Five 1

2 Trade Of A Lifetime 10

3 Answered Prayers And Sad Endings 30

4 The Best 47

5 Maddux-"No One Is Bigger" 58

6 Crying In Baseball 75

7 Getting To The Big Chair 83

8 Building A Team 102

9 McVillain? McBankrupt? McBrilliant 133

10 Time To Move On 145

11 A Weighty Conversation That Ended Well 156

12 Fishing For Whales 164

13 Playing With House Money 180

14 Mannywood 193

15 Are You Okay? 206

16 Navigating The Eye Of The Storm 215

17 A Day In The Life 231

18 Ticket To The Stars 249

19 A New Beginning … Get The Hardware 257

20 Wild Horse 278

21 Presentation 297

22 A Little Luck … A Lot of Dough (And Korean Won) 315

23 Too Good To Be True 328

24 September Of My Years 348

25 You're In Trouble 376

26 Beautiful Endings 386

27 The Dodger Sway

Acknowledgments Ned Colletti 419

Acknowledgments Joseph A. Reaves 425

Index 427

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manager, Cleveland Indians and author of Francona: The Red Sox Years - Terry Francona

Ned Colletti's terrific account of the inner workings of a baseball team is engaging, honest, accurate and a great read. Baseball fans hungry to understand what it's really like will devour this.

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