Print and Go Back ESPN.com: SweetSpot [Print without images]

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Dodgers a good bet to just keep winning


More about the Dodgers and various other ambitions from Frank McCourt, who's been talking a lot lately:


Do you think McCourt recognizes the contradiction here? The traffic around Dodger Stadium is debilitating ... and, hey, let's build an 80,000-seat football stadium in the middle of the Dodger Stadium parking lot!

Leaving that aside, it's fair to point out -- as McCourt does, elsewhere in the interview -- that the Dodgers have reached the playoffs four times in the six years he's owned the franchise. And if they make it again this year, it'll be the best seven-year run in franchise history (just in terms of earning postseason berths).

Yes, ownership seems a mess right now. Yes, Ned Colletti (with the acquiescence of McCourt) has spent some silly money on players who could not, in the event, actually play (much).

In retrospect, though, it's getting awfully hard to argue with the results.