Saturday, November 26, 2005
The Doomsday List
|Billy Beane (GM, A's)||No interview||2/5/04||Then-owner Steve Schott refused to let Beane interview. Beane instead suggests DePodesta.|
|Ruben Amoro (AGM, Phillies)||Interviewed||2/11/04||Rejected shortly thereafter for Paul DePodesta.|
|Pat Gillick (consultant, Mariners)||Interviewed?||2/14/04||Giants AGM Ned Colletti said "If it's not going to be Dan Evans, I have no doubt that Pat Gillick would be the best guy for that job." Changed his mind after expressing a lack of interest in the position on 2/4/04.|
|Dan Evans (GM)||Fired||2/17/04||Fired after being allowed to "interview" for the job he already had.|
|Paul DePodesta (AGM, A's)||Hired||2/17/04||"I spoke with some very capable candidates, all of whom would have been valuable to the Dodger organization," McCourt said during a news conference in the Dodger Stadium Dugout Club. "But during the search, there was one person who stood out to me and my wife [Jamie], and that was Paul DePodesta....
"He loves the game, he's a student of the game, and he's a hard worker. He said he doesn't have all the answers, but he's willing to ask all the questions. He's a very bright man who has a strong desire to win.... In the end, I found this to be a clear choice, if not an easy one."
|Bob Graziano (President)||Resigned||3/5/04||"I met with Frank and Jamie at the beginning of February, at which time we decided that would be an appropriate course of action because we had decided to go our separate ways."|
|Kris Rone (VP Business)||Resigned||3/5/04|
|Mike Dee (VP Business Affairs, Red Sox)||Interviewed, rebuffed||3/7/04||Turned down the Dodgers after extensive negotiations.|
|Derek Hall (VP Communications)||Resigned||3/14/04||Left due to "philosophical differences", as did Kris Rone and Bob Graziano. The McCourts asked him to reconsider after Jamie embarrassed herself to the press.|
|David Walkley (VP Human Resources)||Resigned||10/21/04||Due to a change in responsibilities.|
|John Boles (senior advisor)||Resigned||10/21/04||Boles was a senior advisor to Dan Evans; along with Jeff Schugel, Matt Slater and Mark Weidemaier, all resigned at the end of their contracts.|
|Jeff Schugel (?)||Resigned||10/21/04|
|Matt Slater (?)||Resigned||10/21/04|
|Mark Wedemaier (?)||Resigned||10/21/04|
|Doug Duennes (VP stadium operations)||Fired||4/30/05||Then-team spokeswoman Kelly Mullins denied he was fired over complaints about the stadium renovations. He was replaced by Lon Rosen.|
|Ross Porter (Radio broadcaster)||Non-tendered||10/22/04||Porter's contract expired and was not renewed.|
|Charlie Steiner (Broadcaster)||Hired||10/22/04||For the love of God, it's "Encarnacion", Charlie, not "Encanarcion".|
|Al Downing (Radio broadcaster)||Hired||10/22/04|
|Steve Lyons (Broadcaster)||Hired||10/22/04|
|Lon Rosen (XVP and chief marketing officer)||Fired||4/2/05|
|Gary Miraneau (VP communications)||Fired||4/2/05|
|Jim Tracy (Manager)||Released||10/4/05||Tracy "was not fired."|
|Paul DePodesta (GM)||Fired||10/29/2005|
|Jim Colborn (Pitching Coach)||Non-tendered||10/5/05|
|Jim Lett (Bench Coach)||Non-tendered||10/5/05?||Along with Colborn, hired by Jim Tracy after the Pirates hired Tracy.|
|Pat Gillick (consultant, Mariners)||Rebuffed||11/1/05||Ultimately signed with the Phillies.|
|Jim Bowden (GM, Nationals)||Never interviewed||-|
|Theo Epstein (erst-GM, Red Sox)||Rebuffed||-||Epstein remains without a position, but never signaled any interest in joining the Dodgers.|
|Gerry Hunsicker (former GM, Astros)||Rebuffed||11/2/05||Reported to have accepted Tampa Bay's GM position on this date; officially announced November 3.|
|Rene Francisco (director of international scouting)||Resigned||11/6/05||Now with the Atlanta Braves in the same position.|
|Bobby Valentine (manager, Chiba Lotte Marines)||Rebuffed||11/10/05||Friend-of-Tommy's Valentine signed a deal with his Japanese league club and is out of the running.|
|John Hart (ex-GM, Rangers, Indians)||Rebuffed||11/14/05||Hart decided to stay within the Rangers organization, shutting the Dodgers out.|
|John Olguin (VP Public Relations)||Fired||11/14/05|
|Chris Gutierrez (baseball information coordinator)||Fired||11/14/05|
|Paul Gomez (broadcast publications supervisor)||Fired||11/14/05|
|Camille Johnston (VP Public Relations)||Hired||11/14/05|
|Ned Colletti (AGM, Giants)||Hired||11/15/05|
|Orel Hershiser (pitching coach, Rangers)||Rebuffed||11/18/05||Hershiser accepted a promotion within the organization, taking him off the table.|
|Jim Fregosi (special assignment scout, Braves, former Angels manager)||Interviewed||11/18/05||Still waiting on an answer, but doesn't meet the requirements of "knowing how to win" and "being a Dodger".|
|Lou Piniella (manager, Devil Rays)||Rebuffed||11/20/05|
|Bud Black (pitching coach, Angels)||Rebuffed||11/22/05||Immediately said "no", then did a 180, saying he'd sleep on it, and then said "no" again.|
|John McLaren (bench coach, Devil Rays)||-||11/25/05||So far, only an announcement that the Dodgers are interested.|
As always, if there are any omissions or corrections anyone wishes to offer, please do so in the comments below. It's getting to be quite a list.
Or maybe she was fired.
I've lost track. I'm amazed you got all these other names straight.
Bee-ranom -- you're thinking about Doug Duennes. I'll annotate his entry.
"Colletti would have had a veteran baseball advisor to help with trades. He would have had a veteran coaching staff to help with direction.
Now he has neither, as DePodesta alienated, lost or fired the best major league minds in the organization, from the major league staff to his super scouts like John Boles."