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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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3 days 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-presiden ...
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3 days 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 oper ...
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3 days 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 ...
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3 days 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 ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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5 days ago

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 the world, when Mike Baxter started in left field in ...
Source: Yardbarker: MLB   Full article at: Yardbarker: MLB
 

 
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1 week ago

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 ...
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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 Car ...
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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 w ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
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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 ...
Source: Yardbarker: MLB   Full article at: Yardbarker: MLB
 

 
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1 week ago

Yasiel Puig Benched For Game 4 of NLDS

Oct 7 2014 1:25pm CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Yasiel Puig has struggled in the NLDS. At one point he struck out in seven consecutive at-bats before tripling in Game 3. Before that, way back on Friday, Puig had two hits and scored three runs, but that was apparently a lifetime ago. So with the Dodgers on the brink of elimination Don Mattingly has decided to go in another direction and has benched Yasiel Puig. Andre Ethier will replace Puig in the lineup and probably save the Dodgers’ season. RELATED: Yadier Molina Made ...
Source: The Big Lead   Full article at: The Big Lead
 

 

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