McCourt says 'high expectations were not met'

Updated: October 30, 2005, 8:33 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

LOS ANGELES -- Jim Tracy, Paul Lo Duca, Shawn Green and Adrian Beltre are gone.

So is Paul DePodesta.

The Los Angeles Dodgers' general manager was the latest out the door of Dodger Stadium, fired by owner Frank McCourt on Saturday after two tumultuous years of strange trades, suspect signings -- and 91 losses this season.

"Our high expectations were not met," McCourt said at an afternoon news conference at Dodger Stadium. "I like Paul. He has many positive attributes. ...

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