Found May 09, 2012 on
I think Don Mattingly is probably the best manager the Dodgers have had since Tommy Lasorda, but his management of yesterday’s game against the Giants exposed what is probably his most glaring weakness. —– In the bottom of the seventh inning, with the Dodgers down one run, the team basically hit the lottery by somehow

Yankee Great is Grateful He’s Not a Yankee

Grateful Don “Donnie Baseball” Mattingly played his entire 14 year career wearing the New York Yankees’ pin stripes. For most of his time in the Majors, Mattingly was the most popular Yankee. When one thinks of ’80′s Yankees baseball, Don Mattingly comes to mind. When the Yankees needed a Manager for the 2008 season, Mattingly’s name surfaced as a finalist. He was...

Jansen takes over as closer

Kenley Jansen will replace Javy Guerra as the Dodgers' closer, Manager Don Mattingly announced before his team's series opener against the San Francisco Giants on Monday. "It's not a move you want to make," Mattingly said. In his last five appearances, Guerra was 0-2 and has blown two of this three save opportunities. His earned-run average in that span was...

Dodgers Don Kenley; Take It Easy, Javy

Don Mattingly said that Kenley Jansen is now his closer.  His exact words were, “There was a time and a place to put a closer in the setup role and an inferior pitcher in the closer role and that time has past.  I will no try to figure out why I ever shaved my mustache.  Things were much easier when Joe Torre was in the dugout managing the team and not on speed dial.  ‘Ooh...

Bullpens and bunting

On FanGraphs yesterday, Dave Cameron published a piece taking down sacrifice bunting after Don Mattingly's absolutely insane bunting habits on Tuesday night. It's well worth your time, especially if you're the sort of person that disagrees with me when I go on my rants about bunting (or if you agree with me and life affirmation). In any case, read it, and consider the...
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