Different July for Ned Colletti

Dodgers' GM is used to the adrenaline rush of the trade deadline, but not this season

Updated: July 21, 2011, 4:43 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- These are strange days for Ned Colletti.

The Los Angeles Dodgers' general manager likes to point to his track record as an assistant GM for all those years with the San Francisco Giants and as the GM of the Dodgers for the past six seasons, and refer to the small number of games those teams have played that didn't have some bearing on the playoff race. It is a source of deep pride for Colletti, that his teams are almost always in contention if not to the wire, then at least ...

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