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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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Ryu gets 11th win as Dodgers beat Pirates

Jul 21 2014 9:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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Ryu gets 11th win as Dodgers beat Pirates

Jul 21 2014 9:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Los Angeles Dodgers v Pittsburgh Pirates
PITTSBURGH — A sharp Hyun-Jin Ryu and some clutch hitting enabled the Los Angeles Dodgers to overcome the absence of two top sluggers. Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and Los Angeles beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night. Ryu (11-5) joined Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw in making the Dodgers the first team in the majors with three 11-game winners. The left-hander allowed two ru ...
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Ryu gets 11th win as Dodgers beat Pirates

Jul 21 2014 9:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Los Angeles Dodgers v Pittsburgh Pirates
PITTSBURGH — A sharp Hyun-Jin Ryu and some clutch hitting enabled the Los Angeles Dodgers to overcome the absence of two top sluggers. Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and Los Angeles beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night. Ryu (11-5) joined Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw in making the Dodgers the first team in the majors with three 11-game winners. The left-hander ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Dodgers edge Cardinals to avoid 3-game sweep

Jul 20 2014 11:06pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies
ST. LOUIS — Adrian Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal and the Los Angeles Dodgers salvaged the finale of a three-game series with a 4-3 victory on Sunday night. The Dodgers pulled into a virtual tie for first place with San Francisco in the NL West despite a so-so outing from Clayton Kershaw, whose run of seven straight starts allowing one or f ...
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Dodgers edge Cardinals to avoid 3-game sweep

Jul 20 2014 11:06pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies
ST. LOUIS — Adrian Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal and the Los Angeles Dodgers salvaged the finale of a three-game series with a 4-3 victory on Sunday night. The Dodgers pulled into a virtual tie for first place with San Francisco in the NL West despite a so-so outing from Clayton Kershaw, whose run of seven straight starts allowing one or fewer runs came to an end. Yasiel Puig did not play after getting ...
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Dodgers edge Cardinals to avoid 3-game sweep

Jul 20 2014 11:06pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Washington Nationals v St. Louis Cardinals
ST. LOUIS — Clayton Kershaw couldn’t hold a two-run lead in a ballpark that’s been rough on him. The Los Angeles Dodgers won despite a so-so start from their ace lefty, who’d been virtually untouchable for a long stretch entering the All-Star break. Adrian Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal one at-bat after Hanley Ramirez was struck on the left hand, and th ...
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Dodgers edge Cardinals to avoid 3-game sweep

Jul 20 2014 11:06pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies
ST. LOUIS — Adrian Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal and the Los Angeles Dodgers salvaged the finale of a three-game series with a 4-3 victory on Sunday night. The Dodgers pulled into a virtual tie for first place with San Francisco in the NL West despite a so-so outing from Clayton Kershaw, whose run of seven straight starts allowing one or fewer runs c ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Dodgers edge Cardinals to avoid 3-game sweep

Jul 20 2014 11:06pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Washington Nationals v St. Louis Cardinals
ST. LOUIS — Clayton Kershaw couldn’t hold a two-run lead in a ballpark that’s been rough on him. The Los Angeles Dodgers won despite a so-so start from their ace lefty, who’d been virtually untouchable for a long stretch entering the All-Star break. Adrian Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal one at-bat after Hanley Ramirez was struck on the left hand, and the Dodgers salvaged the finale of a three-game series with a ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Dodgers edge Cardinals to avoid 3-game sweep

Jul 20 2014 11:06pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Washington Nationals v St. Louis Cardinals
ST. LOUIS — Clayton Kershaw couldn’t hold a two-run lead in a ballpark that’s been rough on him. The Los Angeles Dodgers won despite a so-so start from their ace lefty, who’d been virtually untouchable for a long stretch entering the All-Star break. Adrian Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal one at-bat after Hanley Ramirez was struck on the left hand, and the Dodg ...
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