Don Mattingly will manage the Dodgers next season.
“I always thought that/files/includes/,.css” team President Stan Kasten said. “Absolutely.”
Kasten’s comments were made Wednesday after Mattingly’s agent/files/includes/,.css Ray Schulte/files/includes/,.css said Mattingly intended to honor his contract.
Yet there’s no news about any possible extension/files/includes/,.css and Mattingly seemed pretty certain that he had no intention of returning as a “lame duck/files/includes/,.css” so I’m not sure if this is so much news as it is public posturing/files/includes/,.css or at least both sides trying to repair the republic relations damage that had been done this week. As I said earlier/files/includes/,.css the firing of Trey Hillman while the other coaches were retained didn’t exactly seem like the actions of a team setting up for a new manager/files/includes/,.css but it’s not like many of their other actions screamed “he’s staying.” So until we have a more solid answer/files/includes/,.css I consider this matter open… and frustrating.