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In new memoir, former Dodgers GM Ned Colletti writes on his role in forming current roster — and surviving the McCourts

In new memoir, former Dodgers GM Ned Colletti writes on his role in forming current roster — and surviving the McCourts

The new memoir by former Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti is part baseball handbook and part Cinderella story. From humble early years living in a converted garage, the working-class Chicago kid rose through the ranks to become one of the top executives in the game.

During his nine-year tenure as the Dodgers’ GM, the team added Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager, Yasiel Puig, Cody Bellinger, Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier and turned Kenley Jansen from a light-hitting catcher to a dominant closer. If Andrew Friedman and Dave Roberts are the whiz kid maestros of this year’s World Series team, Colletti is the savvy sage who hired most of the orchestra.

Yet, he also had his busts...

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