Tell me, whom exactly would the Los Angeles Dodgers hire as an immediate replacement for Don Mattingly? Phil Jackson?
Sorry, there is no magic pill, no obvious internal or external choice to take over as Dodgers manager now, next week or even at mid-season.
Which isn't to say that Mattingly deserves greater job security. Legitimate questions persist about his game management and even his famously level-headed personality. Those questions ultimately could doom him, either during the season or at the end.
Some scouts following the Dodgers wonder whether the team would benefit more from a take-charge type. And listening to the players, to a man, defend Mattingly, they sound almost too comfortable.
Of course, such things are impossible to quantify, and rarely get discussed when teams are winning. But the Dodgers aren't winning, and the season is nearly one-fourth complete, and Mattingly is in the final year of his contract.
So here we go. But where?
Mattingly's coaching staff incl...