Oct 18, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly during the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game six of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Mattingly, Dodgers Nearing Extension


 

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.

 

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