Don Mattingly out as Dodgers manager after five seasons
Despite three consecutive NL West titles together, Don Mattingly and the Dodgers seemed on rocky ground after yet another quick elimination from the playoffs. Now, their five-year partnership is over.CBS https://www.astrosedges.com/houston-astros/evan-gattis-jersey Sports reports Mattingly and the Dodgers have mutually agreed to part ways with one year remaining on the manager’s contract.MORE: Every MLB team’s worst manager| Six potential replacements for Mattingly(UPDATE: The separation was announced later Thursday. «I don’t really want to get into details of conversations other than they were good, open, honest . . .as we kept talking, it just became evident this was best for both parties,» Mattingly said in a conference call Thursday, per MLB.com.)Mattingly doesn’t figure to be out of work for J.R. Richard Jersey long if he doesn’t want to, as the Marlins reportedly have had strong interest in bringing aboard the former Yankees standout to fill their managerial opening should he become available.Mattingly posted a 446-353 record (.551) with the Dodgers, whom he led to a third-place finish as a rookie manager in 2011 before finishing second the following year and first the last three seasons. Despite that regular-season improvement, he ultimately was done in by NL Division Series lo ses the last two seasons this year in five games to the Mets.HILLE: Mattingly checks a lot of boxes for NationalsDodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, who came aboard last Craig Biggio Jersey October, figures to have his pick of managers for one of baseball’s most high-profile jobs. But make no mistake, pre sure will be high considering the team’s winning track record and exorbitant payroll.The pre sure comes with expectations and you want to work at a place with expectations, Friedman said at a news conference, per the Los Angeles Times. We’re putting a lot of pre sure on ourselves to make the best hire we po sibly we can. I don’t feel like any of that is undue and outside pre sure. It’s all of us, how competitive we all are.