Found January 07, 2014 on The Outside Corner:
Don Mattingly wants the Dodgers to like him. At least from a contractual standpoint.  It now looks as if the team will give its manager some affirmation in the form of a contract extension. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Dodgers and Mattingly were making progress on a new deal and the agreement should be finished soon. Mattingly is under contract through the 2014 season. His contract option for the upcoming season was triggered when the Dodgers advanced to the NLCS.  However, during a gloriously awkward end-of-season press conference in October, the tensions between Mattingly and Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti were wholly apparent. The two sat on opposite ends of a table, and Mattingly had his arms folded defiantly. Body language experts surely had a great time interpreting how Mattingly and Colletti felt in that setting. If the working relationship was as chilly as it appeared, simply having conversations about a new contract could be seen as "mak...
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