Evans under fire in Los Angeles

With the Dodgers struggling to stay in the race, the heat on GM Dan Evans has been turned up quite a bit.

Updated: August 4, 2003, 1:42 PM ET
By Jim Baker | ESPN Insider
With the Dodgers falling by the wayside in the Western Division race and playing themselves into the pack of followers in the wildcard situation, the heat on general manager Dan Evans has been turned up quite a bit.

"People can say what they want, and I understand criticism comes with the job," he told Jason Reid of the Los Angeles Times.

"I've been very careful not to talk a lot about some of the things that we've been hit with here, because we knew what we were inheriting. That's fine; our staff and I are up to the challenge. But you just can't create players. You just can't create financial flexibility in an environment that doesn't allow it. I'm not going to make excuses, but that's the reality that went into the decision making."
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