Mattingly concerned about Puig saga

Yasiel Puig has presented Don Mattingly with plenty of managerial challenges since arriving in the major leagues last June, but the latest news about the outfielder's perilous escape from Cuba has taken the relationship into new territory. According to two reports, including a lengthy ESPN The Magazine story detailing its five-month investigation, Puig has received death threats...
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Mattingly on Puig's tardiness: 'It happens, we move on'

If you thought the Los Angeles Dodgers were going to make a big deal out of Yasiel Puig arriving late to opening day then you couldn't have been more wrong. The same responses were shared throughout the locker room and post-game conferences when teammates and Coach Don Mattingly simply said, "It happens."After the game Friday, Mattingly didn't seem pressured to...
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Giants @ Dodgers April 5, 2014: Heart You, Don Mattingly

If you go back through the old MSTI archives, I’m pretty sure that I was begging the Dodgers to bench Andre Ethier against lefties since at least 2009 — maybe 2008. Either way, it’s been at least five years, and it just… never… happened. He was regularly in the lineup against lefties, and year after year he proved that he just could not hit them. In nearly 1,300 plate appearances...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yasiel Puig benched by Dodgers for showing up late

Not for the first time and given his history, likely not the last, Yasiel Puig has been benched by Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly for showing up late to the ballpark. Puig reportedly showed up late for batting practice ahead of Friday afternoon’s game against the San Francisco Giants. Things have not gone very […] The post Yasiel Puig reportedly benched by Dodgers...
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Mattingly Offers Minor Clues to Australia Roster

Who will be on the Dodger flight to Australia on Sunday? Don Mattingly said this morning that “we’ve pretty much made that decision,” but isn’t prepared to divulge it yet, and likely won’t until the end of the weekend. Paul Maholm will, along with fellow starters Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-jin Ryu, but whether Dan Haren will remains to be seen. We can say with good confidence...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly, Dodgers agree to new three-year deal

Don Mattingly has agreed to a new contract with the Dodgers that will run through the 2016 season, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the deal hasn'€™t been announced. Mattingly's previous deal was set to expire at the end of the upcoming season. That contract was torn up and replaced with a three-year agreement...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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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 The Dodgers went into that series highly cognizant of the Cardinals’...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly’s future with the Dodgers is up in the air, but if not him, then who?

Don Mattingly gave quite the exit press conference yesterday, basically saying that he has a guaranteed contract for next year, but if he doesn’t get a multi-year deal, then he might not be back with the Dodgers. “My option vested once we beat Atlanta, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be back,” Mattingly told reporters on Monday, with general manager Ned Colletti sitting beside...
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly may not return to the Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly’s contract option was vested, but will he return in 2014?         (photo credit: Richard Mackson, USA TODAY Sports) The Los Angeles Dodgers’ season came to an unceremonious end with a 9-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. It was a strange ending as Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw only...
October 21, 2013  |  1 Comment

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