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Dodgers receive permission to talk to John Hart

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The Rangers have given John Hart permission to talk to the Dodgers about their g.m. position.

Wow. First Tampa, now the Dodgers.

Amazing how, just a few weeks ago, John Hart was ready to resign from the Rangers, wanted to spend more time with his family, and definitely -- DEFINITELY -- no way, no how was forced out.

And now he's apparently interested in the Dodgers g.m. job, after being considered for the D-Rays g.m. job.

And the Rangers wonder why they have so little credibility, why no one believes a word that comes out of the mouths of Tom Hicks & Co.

Personally, I'd love to see John Hart get stuck in that front office mess in L.A. It would be a similar situation to the one he joined in Texas...an owner who still wants to spend a bunch of money, but who is pretty clueless in terms of running a baseball team, and who tends to listen to the last person he talked to.

Hart would probably get a big paycheck, take Orel Hershiser with him to be his assistant g.m., and play a lot of golf and let Hershiser do all the work.