Manager Move - Don Mattingly


Don Mattingly and the Dodgers will part ways, sources tell CBS Sports.
The decision is being described as mutual.
Dodgers higherups like Mattingly very much, but it was apparent there wasn't support for the long-term. Word is Mattingly felt he was treated very well by baseball president Andrew Friedman and others, but the sides ultimately decided it was better to move on.
An announcement is expected later Thursday.
Mattingly won three straight division titles with the Dodgers, becoming the first Dodgers manager ever to do that and also make the playoffs in three straight. But Mattingly bore the heavy burden of outsized expectations.


eraff said...

Mattingly had lot's of Fancy Baseball Cards, but too few Baseball Weapons. Puig had not played for weeks prior to Post Season, and he was never a factor. Crawford gave him less than 200 ab's---overpriced fine and BROKEN china. 2 Starters, a closer, and little else on the mound.

They need to shuffle some cards...and they will try to Manage Puig (with another voice) before they trade him low.

Mattingly can't complain about the chance he had over several years.

Mack's Mets © 2012