Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/1/13
In less than a year, new ownership has aggressively addressed the Dodgers' roster, scouting department and even 51-year-old Dodger Stadium (undergoing a $100 million offseason makeover). Unaddressed, though, is manager Don Mattingly's contract status. Mattingly is entering the final year of his three-year contract. There is an option for 2014, but Mattingly was told early in the offseason that the new owners were not prepared to exercise that option at this point. That could leave Mattingly in an uncomfortable lame-duck status as he leads a team with the highest payroll in major-league history and outsized expectations to match into the 2013 season. But Mattingly said the situation does not make him uncomfortable or concerned about his status with the Dodgers' new owners. "Not at all. I'm absolutely fine with it," Mattingly said. "The way I look at it is this: Somebody that comes in and spends $2 billion on a team and takes the payroll over $200 million, they're not going to h...
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