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Dodgers still high risk

Some were winners (Marlins) and others losers (Dodgers). Nearly a month later, another look at the deadline deals.

Originally Published: August 27, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Some folks who know Dodgers general manager Paul DePodesta say he is unbothered by the criticism he has received for his trades before the July 31 deadline. He is sure he made the deals based on sound information and for all the right reasons, they say, and he is comfortable with that.

DePodesta should feel this way. He is in a position to have more direct and intimate knowledge of his own players than any reporter who gave a thumbs-down to his deals, including this writer. And it's good ...

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