At one point considered a candidate for a mid-season release, Los Angeles Dodgers’ manager Don Mattingly could be in line for a shiny new contract, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports (@Ken_Rosenthal).
After losing to the Cardinals in the NLCS, Mattingly let it be plainly known that he did not want to go into 2014 as a lame duck manager, and now he could be getting his wish. After the Dodgers struggled mightily to start the 2013 campaign, following a TV-Deal enhanced spending spree by a new ownership group that included “Magic” Johnson, “Donnie Baseball” seemed to be on the hot seat. That was before a near record 42-8 run that catapulted the team to the top of the NL West.
Three winning seasons and a strong postseason run later, and Don Mattingly may be staying in Dodger Blue for a few more years.