11 Updates
MLB: LA Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, 9 Coaches to Return in 2014
Photo Credit: Getty Images

MLB: LA Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, 9 Coaches to Return in 2014

Nov 11 2013, 11:55pm CST | by

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and nine of his coaches are returning in 2014.

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and nine of his coaches are returning in 2014.  Mattingly, a finalist for the National League Manager of the Year award after guiding the Dodgers to the...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

44 weeks ago

MLB: LA Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, 9 Coaches to Return in 2014

Nov 11 2013, 11:55pm CST | by

MLB: LA Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, 9 Coaches to Return in 2014 Photo Credit: Getty Images

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and nine of his coaches are returning in 2014.

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and nine of his coaches are returning in 2014

Mattingly, a finalist for the National League Manager of the Year award after guiding the Dodgers to the 2013 NLCS, returns for a fourth season. This was announced by no less than Dodgers general manager Ned Colleti on Nov. 11, per the team's official website.

The Dodgers' coaching staff remains relatively intact with the exception of Tim Wallach becoming bench coach and the hiring of Lorenzo Bundy as third base coach. Wallach, who was previously a candidate for the managerial jobs with the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Marinerstakes over the position vacated by Trey Hillman, who was fired by the team last month. 

Rounding up the staff are Chuck Crim (bullpen coach), Rick Honeycutt (pitching coach), Davey Lopes (first base coach), Mark McGwire (hitting coach), Ken Howell (assistant pitching coach), John Valentin (assistant hitting coach), Manny Mota (coach) and Steve Yeager (coach).

However, it is without any question that the main issue was retaining Mattingly, who will battle it out for NL Manager of the Year honors with the Atlanta Braves' Fredi Gonzalez and the Pittsburgh Pirates' Clint Hurdle. 

The candidacy all but completes a remarkable turnaround for Mattingly, who was on the verge of getting fired in June but somehow managed to come up just two games short of the 2013 World Series

Aside from this and guiding the Dodgers to a 92-70 record and winning the 2013 NL West title, Mattingly also helped the team become just the fourth in major league history to finish first after being in last place after July 1. He helped spark a 42-8 tear that began on June 22 to clinch the division for the Dodgers. 

He and the Dodgers are in the middle of talks regarding a new, multi-year contract, per ESPN Los Angeles' Mark Saxon. 

 

 

 
Update
11

2 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Dodgers prove to be too much to handle

Sep 21 2014 10:32pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

After the first two games of a four game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs seemed like a longshot to be in position for a series split. With a come from behind win yesterday afternoon, the Cubs were in perfect position to do so. All things were set up well for the Cubs, as they were going to go against the Dodgers bullpen as they pushed Dan Haren back for their upcoming series with the second-place San Francisco Giants. Jamey ...
Source: Yardbarker: MLB   Full article at: Yardbarker: MLB
 

 
Update
10

4 hours ago

Cubs’ Jacob Turner painfully familiar with Dodgers’ hitters

Sep 21 2014 8:43pm CDT | Source: chicago sun-times

Cubs right-hander Jacob Turner has faced the Los Angeles Dodgers three times this season, and each time validated to him why they are a playoff-bound team. “They’ve had a good offense all season,” Turner said after the Cubs’ 8-5 loss, in which his record fell to 5-11. “It shows how you have to be able to execute [pitches]. Th ...
Source: chicago sun-times   Full article at: chicago sun-times
 

 
Update
8

5 hours ago

Tenacious Dodgers getting it done

Sep 21 2014 7:32pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

Let's hear it for the Dodgers. They're doing one of the toughest things in sports -- winning when you're supposed to win. They've wrapped up a playoff spot for the second year in a row under Don Mattingly and head home posit ...
Source: MLB News Index   Full article at: MLB News Index
 

 
Update
7

8 hours ago

Dodgers' magic number at 4 with Kemp's big day

Sep 21 2014 5:18pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

The postseason-bound Dodgers deployed six bullpen pitchers and rode a big game from Matt Kemp to fend off the Cubs, 8-5, on Sunday at Wrigley ...
Source: MLB News Index   Full article at: MLB News Index
 

 
Update
5

8 hours ago

Dodgers' 8-5 win over Chicago Cubs is pure relief

Sep 21 2014 5:16pm CDT | Source: Los Angeles Times Sports

How routine. Just another Dodgers victory, just another game that reduced their magic number for clinching the division t ...
Source: Los Angeles Times Sports   Full article at: Los Angeles Times Sports
 

 
Update
4

15 hours ago

The fight for home-field in the NL

Sep 21 2014 9:52am CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

A 3-2 win for the Washington Nationals, coupled with the Los Angeles Dodgers losing 8-7, moved Washington closer to the best record in the National League. Adam LaRoche provides a tremendous bat for a poised Washington Nationals squad. The Nationals pulled off a come-from-behind win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday. A base hit would have tied the game for the Fish, but a double play resulted in the Nats escaping. It wa ...
Source: Yardbarker: MLB   Full article at: Yardbarker: MLB
 

 
Update
3

1 day ago

Cashner does it all as Padres hold off Giants

Sep 20 2014 10:35pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

Andrew throttled the Giants every which way but sideways Saturday night, delivering a 3-2 victory that prevented them from picking up a game on the D ...
Source: MLB News Index   Full article at: MLB News Index
 

 
Update
2

1 day ago

Chris Coghlan hits two HRs to help Cubs rally past Dodgers

Sep 20 2014 8:32pm CDT | Source: chicago sun-times

Chris Coghlan proved Saturday there’s still some fun to be had this season at Wrigley Field. Coghlan hit two home runs, including a go-ahead blast in the eighth inning, and matched career highs with four hits and three RBI in the Cubs’ 8-7 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs trailed 6-1 after t ...
Source: chicago sun-times   Full article at: chicago sun-times
 

 
Update
1

1 day ago

Dodgers' bullpen lets one get away in Chicago

Sep 20 2014 8:30pm CDT | Source: Los Angeles Times Sports

CHICAGO — On a day Adrian Gonzalez belted a couple of home runs and drove in five runs to become baseball's leader in runs batted in, the Dodgers couldn't ...
Source: Los Angeles Times Sports   Full article at: Los Angeles Times Sports
 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Asian Games: Dipika loses in semi-final, settles for bronze
Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) India's squash star Dipika Pallikal lost her semi-final women's singles match to World No.1 Nicol David of Malaysia and settled for the bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Monday.
 
 
Asian Games: China's team gold reinstated, Ayonika seventh
Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) India's Ayonika Paul Monday finished a disappointing seventh in the women's 10-metre air rifle event while China were confirmed winners of the team gold after judges overturned an earlier decision to disqualify them from the 17th Asian Games.
 
 
Asian Games: Indian women clinch 25m pistol bronze
Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) Indian shooters kept up their fine performance in the 17th Asian Games with the women's team winning the bronze medal in the 25 metre pistol event at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Monday.
 
 
Atlanta Braves Eliminated From 2014 MLB Postseason
Atlanta Braves Eliminated From 2014 MLB Postseason
The Atlanta Braves were officially eliminated from the 2014 MLB Postseason after they lost, 10-2, to the New York Mets on Sept. 21.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Israel joins fight against Ebola in Africa
Jerusalem, Sep 22 (IANS) Israel has joined the international effort to help combat the Ebola outbreak across West Africa. Doctors from the country's leading medical institutions and other healthcare professionals are...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Asian Games: Dipika loses in semi-final, settles for bronze
Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) India's squash star Dipika Pallikal lost her semi-final women's singles match to World No.1 Nicol David of Malaysia and settled for the bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games at the Yeorumul Squash...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
CO2 emissions set to reach record high in 2014
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Ahead of the New York Climate Summit, researchers have revealed that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the main contributor to global warming, is set to rise again in 2014 - reaching a record high...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Asian Games: China's team gold reinstated, Ayonika seventh
Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) India's Ayonika Paul Monday finished a disappointing seventh in the women's 10-metre air rifle event while China were confirmed winners of the team gold after judges overturned an earlier...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Lena Dunham doesn't blame women for leaked photos
Lena Dunham says women should be free to take nude pictures of themselves without a risk of them being leaked online. The 'Girls' star has spoken out against hackers who have stolen alleged explicit images of...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Jordan arrests 11 IS militants
Amman, Sep 22 (IANS) Jordan has arrested 11 Islamic State (IS) militants who entered the country from Syria. The militants after their arrest Sunday, admitted that they came from Syria acting upon orders from IS...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Fiji coup leader to be sworn-in as PM
Suva, Sep 22 (IANS) Fiji coup leader in 2006, Voreqe Frank Bainimarama, will be sworn-in Monday as the prime minister of the country. Bainimarama's Fiji First party has won the 2014 general election, raking 293,714 of...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Asian Games: Indian women clinch 25m pistol bronze
Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) Indian shooters kept up their fine performance in the 17th Asian Games with the women's team winning the bronze medal in the 25 metre pistol event at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Japanese PM heads for UN General Assembly
Tokyo, Sep 22 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday left for New York to attend the 69th session of the UN General Assembly and is expected to have talks with his counterparts during the trip. According to...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Russia hopes dialogue continues in Ukraine
Moscow, Sep 22 (IANS) Russia said that the laws adopted by Ukraine last week would give impetus to the further development of peaceful dialogue in that country. "An entire package of laws has been passed in Ukraine...
Read more on Politics Balla