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DON MATTINGLY RUMORS

Newcomer Rollins to lead off for Dodgers this season

  Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is set at the top of his batting order with newcomer Jimmy Rollins. ''That's the one guy, I think, we are pretty sure about,'' Mattingly said Tuesday of his shortstop. ''Jimmy is really kind of that lead-off guy. ''Truly, we don't really have anybody else who fits that role,'' he said. Rollins, acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies on Dec. 19 for...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers News: Jimmy Rollins to Bat Leadoff for L.A.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced this morning that newly acquired shortstop Jimmy Rollins will be the team’s leadoff hitter when regular season play begins on April 6. Eric Stephen of True Blue LA passed the news along via Twitter: Don Mattingly said Jimmy Rollins would bat leadoff this year. “We don’t truly have anyone else who fits in that role.” — Eric Stephen...
Via Baseball Essential
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers rumors: Hector Olivera edition

The latest top stories have all been centered about the newest Cuban superstar, Yoan Moncada. He has been in the middle of just about every spotlight for a while now, but dimming behind him is another great Cuban athlete. Twenty-nine year old Hector Olivera has also had a handful of MLB teams trying to settle a contract with him. Within that mix of teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers rumors: Yoan Moncada, the next big thing?

Yoan Moncada is a highly talented and young Cuban player wanted by many teams in MLB Time is ticking for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they try to make a recording breaking deal with one of Cuba’s most wanted, up and coming baseball players. The nineteen-year old superstar, Yoan Moncada, is said to be the all-time greatest baseball player to come from Cuba. It is quite impressive...
Via isportsweb.com
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Friedman: Mattingly will 'definitely' be back

The Los Angeles Dodgers held an introductory press conference for newly appointed president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman on Friday, and Friedman made a point to put an end to speculation around the Dodgers’ managerial situation, at least for 2015. According to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, Friedman said Don Mattingly will “definitely” be retained as manager for...
Via Sports-Glory
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

An Area of Improvement for Don Mattingly

I, like most of the writers here, am not a huge Don Mattingly fan. I’m not in the “fire Don Mattingly now” camp, but if the Dodgers do get rid of him at this afternoon’s press conference I won’t be shedding any tears. Still, in the comments section and on twitter I have been very critical of his in-game decision making. Thus, it’s only fair that I point out something...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly: Dodgers 'just not that good' right now

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a payroll of $239 million but that does not mean they are winning games. Though 61 games the team is just one game above .500 and are currently 8 games back in the NL West. Manager Don Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times that  “We’re just not that good. Home, away, whatever. I don’t know what that has to do with it.” The Dodgers have lost six...
Via Tireball.com
June 05, 2014  |  1 Comment

Dodgers, Mattingly agree to three-year deal through 2016

Los Angeles Dodgers and manager Don Mattingly have agreed to a new three-year deal that will take him through the 2016 season, a source confirmed on Tuesday. The deal was first reported by ESPN. Mattingly was in the final year of his contract with the Dodgers. The new deal reworks that season and adds two additional ones. Mattingly had been pushing for a new deal so as to avoid...
Via Fox Sports
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mattingly thinks Cardinals were relaying signs during playoffs

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly feels like there is evidence that the St. Louis Cardinals were stealing signs during the 2013 National League Championship Series.  In particular, the puzzling rough outing by Clayton Kershaw in the decisive Game 6 in St. Louis.  According to Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com: The Dodgers went into that series highly cognizant of the Cardinals’...
Via Reading Between The Seams
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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