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MLB: LA Dodgers, Don Mattingly Working on Extension
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MLB: LA Dodgers, Don Mattingly Working on Extension

Jan 6 2014, 8:00pm CST | by

The Los Angeles Dodgers and manager Don Mattingly are working on a contract extension

The Los Angeles Dodgers and manager Don Mattingly are reportedly making progress on a new contract extension.  Dylan Hernandez of The Los Angeles Times wrote on Jan. 6 that Mattingly was...

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MLB: LA Dodgers, Don Mattingly Working on Extension

Jan 6 2014, 8:00pm CST | by

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and manager Don Mattingly are working on a contract extension

The Los Angeles Dodgers and manager Don Mattingly are reportedly making progress on a new contract extension. 

Dylan Hernandez of The Los Angeles Times wrote on Jan. 6 that Mattingly was uncomfortable with this current contract situation, which keeps him in L.A. until after the 2014 MLB season. 

However, Mattingly is said to be satisfied with how his conversations with team ownership went, per Hernandez. 

"Don Mattingly and the Dodgers are moving toward a contract extension, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been finalized.

"Mattingly, 52, is under contract for only next season. His deal became guaranteed for 2014 when the Dodgers advanced to the National Championship League Series. 

"Mattingly was uncomfortable with his lame-duck status last year, something he voiced in an awkward October news conference in which he said he might not return next season.

"At baseball's winter meetings last month, Mattingly said he stood by what he said in October. However, Mattingly described himself as 'comfortable' and said he was satisfied with the nature of his conversations with the team's owners."

Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com had a conversation with the Dodgers manager on Oct.21, 2013 to explain his lame-duck status. 

"This has been a frustrating tough year, honestly. I think when you come in with a club like this, basically as a lame duck, with payroll and the guys that you have, it puts you in a tough spot in the clubhouse. 

"We dealt with that all year long, and it puts me in a spot where everything I do is questioned. I'm basically trying out or auditioning. 

"To me we've reached that point, three years in you either know or you don't."

For his part, Alden Gonzalez of the Dodgers' official website spoke with Mattingly during the winter meetings to get his sentiments on the contract extension issue. 

"I love where I'm at. I'm proud to be representing the Dodgers and managing their club. We're in talks right now. Things are going good. No real hurry or rush for me at this point -- I don't think for the Dodgers, either."  

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal also confirmed the progress between Mattingly and the Dodgers when he tweeted on Jan. 6,"Dodgers making progress on Mattingly extension. Deal expected to be done soon." 

Mattingly took over as Dodgers manager in 2001, replacing Joe Torre. He has guided the club to three winning seasons ever since, amassing an overall record of 260-225 (.536). He was also instrumental in helping the team lock up the National League West title in 2013, per Mike Axisa of CBS Sports.  

 
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Dodger Dollars Bring Giant Expectations for Friedman

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are spending another October at home watching their divisional rivals from San Francisco make a run in the World Series. Rather than jettison manager Don Mattingly, or chalk up their misfortune to the randomness of playoff baseball, the Dodgers made GM Ned Colletti the fall guy and replaced him with Andrew Friedman, the baseball whiz kid who made the Tampa Bay Rays into a contender. The Dodgers have gone big, loud and expensive ...
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1 week ago

Dodgers hire Rays’ Friedman to lead front office

Oct 14 2014 12:53pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LOS ANGELES – Fresh off another early playoff exit, the Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their front office Tuesday. They hired Andrew Friedman for the new position of president of baseball operations, while current general manger Ned Colletti will stay on in a new role as a senior adviser to team president and CEO Stan Kasten. Friedman comes from the Tampa Bay Rays, where he was executive vice-president of basebal ...
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Dodgers hire Rays’ Friedman to lead front office

Oct 14 2014 12:53pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LOS ANGELES – Fresh off another early playoff exit, the Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their front office Tuesday. They hired Andrew Friedman for the new position of president of baseball operations, while current general manger Ned Colletti will stay on in a new role as a senior adviser to team president and CEO Stan Kasten. Friedman comes from the Tampa Bay Rays, where he was executive vice-president of baseball operations for nine years after being hired at age 28 ...
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1 week ago

Dodgers hire Rays’ Friedman to lead front office

Oct 14 2014 12:53pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LOS ANGELES – Fresh off another early playoff exit, the Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their front office Tuesday. They hired Andrew Friedman for the new position of president of baseball operations, while current general manger Ned Colletti will stay on in a new role as a senior adviser to team president and CEO Stan Kasten. Friedman comes from the Tampa Bay Rays, where he was executive vice-president of baseball operations for nine years after being hired at age 28. The Dodgers in ...
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Dodgers hire Rays’ Friedman to lead front office

Oct 14 2014 12:53pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LOS ANGELES – Fresh off another early playoff exit, the Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their front office Tuesday. They hired Andrew Friedman for the new position of president of baseball operations, while current general manger Ned Colletti will stay on in a new role as a senior adviser to team president and CEO Stan Kasten. Friedman comes from the Tampa Bay Rays, where he was executive vice-president of baseball operations for ...
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You Just Watched The Best-Hitting Outfield In Los Angeles Dodgers History

Oct 12 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

Do you remember, really, how insane this season was in the Dodger outfield? Matt Kemp was the center fielder, until he wasn’t. Then Andre Ethier was, but then Scott Van Slyke was, but then Yasiel Puig was. Kemp spent weeks in left while Carl Crawford was hurt. Joc Pederson was knocking on the door. Only three starts all year came from outside that group, and one of them came on the other side of t ...
Source: Yardbarker: MLB   Full article at: Yardbarker: MLB
 

 
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Playoff Prospectus: Matingly`s Missteps: NLDS Game Four by Sahadev Sharma

Oct 8 2014 12:00am CDT | Source: baseball prospectus

Don Mattingly didn`t always have easy decisions to make, but the one that seemed like a no-brainer may loom th ...
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1 week ago

Oct. 7 Postgame Interview with Don Mattingly

Oct 7 2014 8:10pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

Don Mattingly discusses Game 4 of the NLDS won by the ...
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1 week ago

Clayton Kershaw deserves better, gets nothing

Oct 7 2014 7:17pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The Dodgers ace threw six innings of dominant baseball that was undone by one unfortunate pitch. Clayton Kershaw was called on to pitch on three day's rest for a few reasons. A tired Kershaw is better than a rested Dan Haren, for one. Kershaw wanted the ball, for two. The Dodgers were facing elimination and wanted to use the most valuable player in baseball, for three. Considering how Kershaw finished Game 1, there was a way to second-guess manager Don Mat ...
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1 week ago

St. Louis Cardinals advance to the NLCS

Oct 7 2014 7:17pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

By virtue of a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday evening, the St. Louis Cardinals are returning to the NLCS for the fourth consecutive season and ninth time in 15 years. And for the second time in the series, St. Louis was able to solve likely NL Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw by hanging a crooked number on him. This time in came in the form of Matt Adams, who hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the s ...
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