Let it never be said that Ned Colletti isn’t a proactive general manager. This morning, while the writers were holding their normal briefing with manager Joe Torre, Colletti walked over to the group and waited for a pause in the conversation. My original thought was that Colletti, himself a former sportswriter, might have some questions for Joe. Instead, Colletti simply looked at all of us and said:
“No. Nothing new. Haven’t heard.”
He then turned and walked away. He was referring, of course, to the ongoing Manny Ramirez negotiations, which are more ongoing on some days than others. But now that we’re all down here and have access every day, Ned knows he is going to be asked about this every day. It was a light moment that we all laughed about. But if it drags on much longer, we scribes are going to get as sick of asking the questions as Ned is of answering them.