Found May 24, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Don Mattingly isn't in immediate danger of being fired as manager of the last-place Los Angeles Dodgers, with team president Stan Kasten saying none of the players are asking for his dismissal, either. "I do expect things to turn around. I expect Donnie to be here for a long time," Kasten said Friday before the Dodgers opened a three-game series against NL Central-leading St. Louis. "I understand there is another side of that if things don't go well. I don't think of things like that. I don't look at things that way. I choose to believe we're going to be fine." Mattingly is in the third and final year of his contract, with no extension on the table. "This is not a guy who the players are trying to get rid of. These players are not coming to the front office and saying, Please get this guy out of here,'" Kasten said. "It's the opposite. This is a group of guys who love and respect Don. And I think ...

Don Mattingly has his ‘Wu-Tang moment’, keeps it real, we’ll see if it goes wrong

Yesterday, Don Mattingly had what I call a “Wu-Tang moment”, inspired by the “When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong” skit on Chappelle’s Show. Humorous? Yes, but what it mean to me is that Mattingly basically dropped all the fronts and simply went in on the Dodgers players and front office in surprisingly pointed comments. “We’re in last place in the National League West...

Don Mattingly: Dodgers still lack determination

LOS ANGELES Don Mattingly didnt take back a thing he said Wednesday night in Milwaukee. He had a couple of days to think about it, to decide if maybe there was something he shouldnt have said, or perhaps said differently. But no. He stuck by everything. I speak from the heart, Mattingly said Friday afternoon at Dodger Stadium, and that was true. Whatever he said that might have...

Podcast: 'Dugout Blues' episode 39 - Don Mattingly saga, MLB Draft, Q&A

On this episode of "Dugout Blues," Jared Massey (Dodger Diamond) talk all about the Don Mattingly saga and whether he's as much to blame for the Dodgers' problems as the media is making it out to be. We talk a little MLB Draft and reveal our preliminary big boards. Safe to say, its chock full of prep pitchers. To close, well, we answer a myriad of listener...

Dodgers prez sides with Mattingly

When Don Mattingly said Wednesday that the Dodgers could not expect to win simply by putting together a collection of All-Stars, many interpreted the manager's remarks as criticism of the team's front office and ownership. Dodgers president Stan Kasten did not see it that way. "I know what Don is trying to do, what his intention is," Kasten told

Kasten: “I do expect things to turn around”

credit: getty images Despite a payroll of $215 million the Los Angeles Dodgers are treading at the bottom of the NL West. Days after Don Mattingly was critical of the team, team president Stan Kasten said the third year manager was in no danger of losing his job. “I do expect things to turn around. I expect Donnie to be here for a long time,” Kasten said  prior to Friday’s...


It's not even June yet, but apparently it's not too early to begin speculating about Davey Johnson's successor. And so, with Don Mattingly on the hot seat in LA, CBS Sports' Danny Knobler did just that in a column on Thursday, speculating that if Mattingly gets fired, he could be on Mike Rizzo's radar as Davey's eventual replacement. Via

Dodgers Matt Kemp On Outburst: “It’s over now”

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp was removed in the seventh inning of a one run game by Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and Kemp made it clear he was not happy.Kemp appeared to voice his displeasure at Mattingly as he headed off the field, flipping his glove at the dugout wall and venting a little more before disappearing into the clubhouse.Kemp, who had struck out twice with...

Cardinals-Dodgers Preview

While Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly's job has become a hot topic of debate, things figure to blow over if the club starts putting wins together. Doing so, however, could prove difficult against the major league-leading St. Louis Cardinals, who visit Dodger Stadium for the first of three Friday night. With his team sitting at the bottom of the NL West, Mattingly...

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 209: Veterans vs. Young Players/The Dodgers and Grit by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about some recent conflicts between veterans and young players, then discuss Don Mattingly`s comments about the Dodgers` lack of grit.

Phil Naessens Show 5-24-2013: Mets, Dodgers, Athletics team coverage

It’s Friday and that means baseball on the Phil Naessens Show!  Reading Between the Seams is proud to continue our partnership and bring you in depth baseball information from the premier sports podcast across the world wide web!  Be sure to join us on Mondays when our Site Manager David Whitlock joins Phil for an hour of top stories and analysis! Ike Davis is lousy, Don Mattingly’s...

Dodgers open homestand with 7-0 loss to Cardinals

The Dodgers returned home and lost for the fifth time in seven games, with sluggers Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier going hitless in a combined six at-bats. A few hours after team president Stan Kasten said Don Mattingly wasn't in immediate danger of being fired, the Dodgers did nothing to support their manager who has faced intense speculation this week about his job status. Lance...

Angels-Dodgers Preview

Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia's job was in jeopardy earlier this month, but that's no longer the case. The focus on a managerial job in Southern California these days is squarely on the Los Angeles Dodgers' Don Mattingly. Scioscia's Angels can record their first nine-game win streak in nine seasons Monday when they visit the Dodgers, with Zack Greinke...
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