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Don Mattingly will return to manage the Dodgers next season.
Mattingly and the Dodgers agreed on at least that much Wednesday as both sides said they would honor their existing contract.
"Absolutely" said Stan Kasten the Dodgers' president and primary decision maker.
Said Mattingly's agent Ray Schulte: "Donnie's always been a man of his word and he's under contract."
Only two days earlier Mattingly blindsided upper management by saying he might not be back if he had to be a lame-duck manager for a second consecutive season. Asked what changed between then and Wednesday Schulte replied "Nothing really."
The Dodgers aren't expected to formally announce Mattingly's return until after the World Series during which Major League Baseball asks teams and players to not break any news.
In the coming days Mattingly and the Dodgers figure to start addressing his long-term future.
Mattingly's contract became guaranteed for the 201...
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As the speculation swirls around the Los Angeles Dodgers / Don Mattingly saga, both sides are being cagey in their comments about a return to the top step in 2014 for Mattingly.
“I love it here, but I don’t want to be anywhere I’m not wanted,” Mattingly said.
As reported on sportsinjuryalert.com, officially the Dodgers brass has deemed Mattingly’s job security a “non...
Despite some non-commital comments toward one another after the National League Championship Series loss by the Los Angeles Dodgers led by manager Don Mattingly, it appears both sides are ready to move on to 2014 with Donnie Baseball honoring his 2014 contract. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times indicated via his Twitter account, that both sides are confirming. Don Mattingly...
Don Mattingly will return to manage the Los Angeles Dodgers next season.
Mattingly and the Dodgers agreed on at least that much Wednesday, as both sides said they would honor their existing contract.
"Absolutely," said Stan Kasten, the Dodgers' president and primary decision maker.
Said Mattingly's agent, Ray Schulte: "Donnie's always been a man of his...
Don Mattingly will return as the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014.
Going into the final year of his contract without receiving an extension isn’t the ideal situation for Mattingly, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, but at least his short-term future with the club is set.
With a couple of teams currently having managerial vacancies and the Dodgers firing bench...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been hemming and hawing about manager Don Mattingly's future with the team, despite the third-year skipper rallying the club from last in its division to within two wins of the World Series over the course of the last few months.
So when it came time for his final media appearance of the year, Mattingly, alongside Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti...
Nothing is official until it comes out of the Dodgers mouth... but it appears as if the lingering questions about Don Mattingly coming back have been answered.
Well, not really.
Here are the direct quotes I have read from his agent, Ron Schulte, in a phone interview with ESPN LA's Ramona Shelburne:
"We feel confident Stan will be reaching out to to...
Don Mattingly, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, would be a perfect fit to take over the Tigers. (golembeski, Flickr)
When Jim Leyland retired as Detroit Tigers’ manager on Monday morning, some people around the internet sarcastically started asking about the future of Donnie Baseball.
In that particular instance, they meant Don Kelly, a Pittsburgh kid and perpetual favorite...
There’s just a certain way you can’t treat legendary players.
With clouds of uncertainty gathering around Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly, one can’t help but ask why the Dodgers are choosing to play tug-o-war at this stage of his stint as manager.
After being nearly ousted early on into the season, Mattingly’s career was saved after the Dodgers got red hot after All Star...
OK.. So just a few hours ago some were trying to find meaning in Don Mattingly's agents comments to Ramona Selburne and Mark Saxon...
Were Ron Schulte's words a desperate attempt to try and salvage what little may have been left of Don Mattingly's relationship with the Dodgers?
Was he telling Kasten and company that the ball was fimrly in their court?
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Don Mattingly have had a few days to cool off and consider the future. Mattingly has said publicly that he will honor his contract next year, a contract that went into effect as soon as the last out was recorded in the NLDS.
Mattingly called out the Dodgers management earlier this week on their lack of enthusiasm on offering him a long term deal to solidify...
The Dodgers picked up the options of coaches Rick Honeycutt, Davey Lopes, and Tim Wallach today, according to Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com. Also Mark McGwire will return because he’s already under contract. Trey Hillman‘s option was declined, so that leaves John Valentin, Ken Howell, and Chuck Crim in the wind for now, according to Eric Stephen of True Blue LA.
So what does this...
There's a new top candidate for the Tigers managerial job, and he's got a very familiar resume.
He's a long-time major-league third baseman, he was born in the 1950s, he's never managed in the majors but has minor-league experience and he's worked with Dave Dombrowski. He's currently working as a third-base coach for a team that just lost in the LCS.
While everyone was buzzing on Monday about the news of Jim Leyland retiring from his post in Detroit, somewhere else, Don Mattingly was stirring things up in the league himself during a Dodgers postseason press conference, also held on Monday.Mattingly at Dodgers press conference on Monday.Mattingly, sitting right by the side of Dodgers General Manger Ned Colletti, admitted that...
Let's end this charade once and for all. The Dodgers should either
fire Don Mattingly or trade him to one of the four remaining teams
with a managerial opening, assuming that one of those clubs would
even want him.
I can't click the twitter without reading someone commenting something on whether or not Don Mattingly will be/should be brought back.
But the first big move made regarding the coaching staff comes with Mattingly's good friend and bench coach, Trey Hillman.
According to Jon Heyman at CBS Sports:
Sources: #dodgers fire bench coach trey hillman and advance...