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Colletti is in it for the long haul

Despite turmoil and disappointment, GM helped bring stability to Dodgers

Updated: April 24, 2010, 3:07 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Ned Colletti, who had been an integral part of the Chicago Cubs' front office, was stunned when he was cut loose three days after Christmas in 1993. He was out of baseball for almost a year and wanted in the worst way to get back in.

That chance finally came in November 1994. San Francisco Giants GM Bob Quinn wanted to bring in Colletti as director of baseball operations, one level below assistant GM and scouting director Brian Sabean. The offer came on a Saturday, during a meeting ...

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