Roy Smith
Colletti Goes to Work in a Big Hurry

Moments after the Dodgers ducked into their clubhouse for the last time, the New York Mets celebrating on the field and a sellout crowd filing out of Dodger Stadium, General Manager Ned Colletti patted rookie catcher Russell Martin on the shoulder and whispered in his ear. "He wasn't consoling me, he was pumping me for next year, and the year after that," Martin said. It's the way Colletti operates. While most Dodgers followers were trying to shake the post-playoff blues Sunday, he met for nearly five hours with the coaching staff, trainers and his front-office lieutenants, already formulating a plan to improve the roster so the Dodgers can move from glad-to-be-here...