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Firing His Wife Jamie: Not Los Angeles Dodgers’ Frank McCourt’s Worst Move

No, that would have been that of Paul DePodesta, in 2005. As a Moneyball fan, I was sorry to see DePodesta go. And in fact, it may have cost the Dodgers the 2009 World Series, as discussed below.

Shortly after taking the reins, DePodesta angered Dodgers fans with a trade that at its heart was Paul Lo Duca for a pitcher, Brad Penny.

Despite being a catcher, Lo Duca was a "league average" hitter, that is to say, one of the better batters on a light-hitting Dodgers team.

But Penny helped restore the team to its traditional strength, pitching (In 1965, when the Dodgers won my first World Series behind Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, the team batting average was only .245.).

And I have a sneaking suspicion that DePodesta dumped Lo Duca in part because of ...

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