The end of Donnie Baseball

donnieThis morning the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that Don Mattingly has parted ways with the organization.

“The Los Angeles Dodgers and Don Mattingly have mutually agreed that Mattingly will not return to manage the club in 2016,” the team said in a statement.

Though Mattingly reportedly felt he was treated well by the Dodgers’ front office, he did not feel he had garnered long-term support, Heyman reported

“I’m honored and proud to have had the opportunity to manage the Los Angeles Dodgers,” Mattingly said in a statement. “I’ve enjoyed my experiences and relationships with the organization’s staff and players throughout my eight years in L.A.

Well when managers leave that means the rest of the coaches will need to find a new job elsewhere.

Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman said the coaches had been contacted Thursday and told they were free to pursue other job opportunities.

“We talked to them this morning, reached out to various guys,” Friedman said. “Obviously we wished we had more answers to provide. We don’t. This process is just getting underway. The Dodgers’ primary coaching staff in 2015 included Tim Wallach (bench), Rick Honeycutt (pitching), Mark McGwire (hitting), Davey Lopes (first base, running), Ron Roenicke (third base), Lorenzo Bundy(outfield), Chuck Crim (bullpen) and John Valentin (assistant hitting). I have heard that the Marlins would be interested in Mattingly Two candidates that would be considered as manager includes Tim Wallach and Ron Roenicke.

source: Jon Heyman

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