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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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Morneau hits 6 RBI, Rockies destroy Dodgers

Sep 17 2014 5:36pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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Haren tosses 7 spotless as Dodgers blank Padres

Sep 11 2014 12:18am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LOS ANGELES — Dan Haren got honest with himself last season with Washington. He wasn’t throwing in the mid-90 mph range anymore and realized he needed a new identity. He’s found it this season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and after a July swoon, Haren is proving to be a reliable fourth starter. He tossed seven sharp innings to give the Dodgers four pitchers with 13 wins for the first time in 19 years in a 4-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. Haren ( ...
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Haren tosses 7 spotless as Dodgers blank Padres

Sep 11 2014 12:18am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LOS ANGELES — Dan Haren got honest with himself last season with Washington. He wasn’t throwing in the mid-90 mph range anymore and realized he needed a new identity. He’s found it this season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and after a July swoon, Haren is proving to be a reliable fourth starter. He tossed seven sharp innings to give the Dodgers four pitchers with 13 wins for the first time in 19 years in a 4-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. ...
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Haren tosses 7 spotless as Dodgers blank Padres

Sep 11 2014 12:18am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LOS ANGELES — Dan Haren got honest with himself last season with Washington. He wasn’t throwing in the mid-90 mph range anymore and realized he needed a new identity. He’s found it this season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and after a July swoon, Haren is proving to be a reliable fourth starter. He tossed seven sharp innings to give the Dodgers four pitchers with 13 wins for the first time in 19 years in a 4-0 victory over the San Die ...
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