Ned Colletti: not a fan of a Ned Colletti Twitter parody account

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There’s a fellow who, for several years, has run a Ned Colletti parody account on Twitter, known as “@DodgerzGM.” As far as parody accounts go it’s pretty good in that it’s not some one-note joke beaten into the ground and it’s not mean spirited. It’s funny and has some good satirical bite, but it’s pretty harmless as these things go.

As Jorge Arangure reports over at Vice, however, Twitter has shut it down. Possibly based on complaints from the Dodgers and/or Ned Colletti. And even better, Arangure asked Colletti about it and he was . . . surly. Go check the story out.

In other news, when I was at Camelback Ranch on Tuesday, I was wandering around the practice fields, over where fans and the general public can wander around too. Also wandering there: Ned Colletti. And I do mean wandering. Hands in his pockets, stopping to talk to a scout here or there, but clearly interactions of a personal nature — “Hey, how ya doin’? It’s been a while!” as opposed to matters of pressing business.

Put differently, it was just one of many signs, I have now learned, that Ned Colletti happens to have a lot of time on his hands these days.

Gallegos agrees to 2-year, $11M contract with Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS – Reliever Giovanny Gallegos and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract, a deal that includes a club option for 2025 and escalators that could make it worth $20.5 million over three seasons.

The 31-year-old right-hander is 3-5 with a 2.91 ERA and 14 saves in 20 chances this season. He has 72 strikeouts and 15 walks in 58 2/3 innings.

“I feel so happy,” Gallegos said before the Cardinals played the Pirates in Pittsburgh. “I don’t have the word for exactly how I’m feeling.”

He was obtained from the Yankees in July 2018 along with left-hander Chasen Shreve in the trade that sent first baseman Luke Voit to New York. Gallegos is 14-15 with a 3.02 ERA and 34 saves in six major league seasons.

Gallegos gets a $500,000 signing bonus and salaries of $4.5 million next year and $5.5 million in 2024. St. Louis has a $6.5 million team option for 2025 with a $500,000 buyout.

His 2025 option price can increase by up to $3.5 million for games finished in 2024: $500,000 each for 20-25 and 26-30 and 31-35, and $1 million apiece for 36-40 and 41 or more.

He would get $250,000 for winning the Rivera/Hoffman reliever of the year award, $50,000 for All-Star selection and World Series MVP and $25,000 for League Championship Series MVP.

Gallegos has a $2.41 million salary this year.

He was eligible for salary arbitration and is potentially eligible for free agency after the 2024 season.