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The Los Angeles Dodgers have under-performed to open the 2013 season, and the effects of the slow start may soon be felt. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is convinced that manager Don Mattingly is going to get fired, and he believes the sooner that happens, the better. Mattingly has a number of things going for him. The players like him. Executives insist his lame-duck status in not an issue. However, based on the history of the game, Rosenthal believes this unproven manager in the final year of his contract will be getting the ax soon. The Dodgers have struggled after spending big last year and over the offseason. After high-profile additions such as Adrian Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez and Zack Greinke, the team finds itself sitting in the basement of the National League West with a record of 17-25. Following yesterday's meltdown, there are some that believe Mattingly could get fired as soon as today. Rosenthal believes Mattingly will get at least the series that starts today against the Milwaukee Brewers, as LA has its three best starters going -- Greinke, Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu. After that, though, a managerial change could be in the cards later this week. Mattingly took over as the skipper of the Dodgers in 2011. That season the team won 82 games. He improved on that mark last year, going 86 and 76 to finish second in the West. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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