Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/19/13
I've seen the Dodgers twice in person this season, and both times came away thinking that the team would be OK, that manager Don Mattingly would survive. Now I'm convinced that Mattingly is going to get fired. And the sooner it happens, the better. The players like Mattingly. Club executives insist his lame-duck status is not an issue. But I've seen it too many times with unproven managers who are in the final years of contracts. A team struggles. A manager's personality turns. A cloud forms over a club. Watch the games, listen to Mattingly and tell me this is not happening to the Dodgers. The 17-25 Dodgers. The $217 million Dodgers. The last-place Dodgers, who are now seven games back in the NL West. The Dodgers were swept over their weekend in Atlanta, getting outscored, 16-8. Their bullpen allowed 12 of the runs. And Mattingly's postgame quotes were the equivalent of bad body language, the thoughts of a manager who doesn't know how to snap his team out of it. Watching Sund...
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