Wiedmer: Chattanooga's Rick Honeycutt might just be MVP of Dodgers organization

Los Angeles pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, left, and manager Dave Roberts have helped the Dodgers make consecutive trips to the World Series.

ATLANTA - Since the start of the 2006 MLB season, the Los Angeles Dodgers have had four managers, two general managers and one pitching coach.

So what's the secret to Chattanooga native Rick Honeycutt's longevity in overseeing the development of the franchise's gifted arms?

"I love what I do," he said Sunday morning, hours before the Atlanta Braves defeated the Dodgers 5-3 to take two out of three games at SunTrust Park against the National League's winningest team this season (82-44). "I love being a part of the team, working with these guys. I'm at a point in my life where I'm only going to do something I love, and I'm really enjoying this year."

It's not that simple, of course. Honeycutt has overseen the majors' best cumulative ERA over the past 13 seasons.