Last night (August 4, 2009) on SIRIUS XM’s Mad Dog Radio channel, host Larry Krueger spoke with LA Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti about the trade rumors that surrounded his club leading up to the July 31 trade deadline.
Host, Larry Krueger: “Were you ever close to moving a guy like [James] Loney who’s a big part of your core?”
Ned Colletti: “No, we were never close to doing something like that. What aggravates me is that people, with the way the media works today or blogs work today or whatever, people can say whatever they want with no credence, no history, no reason to do it, just except to start something up and to act like they know what they’re talking about. That’s what aggravates me. I think players get used to it. They understand that most of the stuff out that’s out there never comes to fruition anyway. But when people who just decide to put something out there don’t check, don’t ask, and I’ll never lie to anybody and I won’t mislead them. They’re going to have to know what they’re talking about in order to call me and ask me about a certain situation. If the rumor you’re talking about, had that been brought to my attention before it was made public, I’d tell them what I told the person who did it: there’s zero truth to it, zero. There’s not 1 percent truth to it. It’s zero. You can’t get less than zero. But people still decide that they just want to run with it and do whatever they want to do and it’s a shame, but that’s the way it is and I don’t see it getting any better anytime soon. That’s the way the world is today.”