Tag Archives: Don Mattingly

The brawl at Chavez Ravine was stupid for multiple reasons, but hey, at least it was GIFtastic

So the Dodgers and Diamondbacks sort of had it out with each other on Tuesday. It all started when Ian Kennedy hit Yasiel Puig in the face with a fastball. Amazingly, he was okay and stayed in the game. The following inning, Zack Greinke plunked Miguel Montero in the back, apparently in retaliation. This is where it gets sort of ... Read More »

Don Mattingly has his ‘Wu-Tang moment’, keeps it real, we’ll see if it goes wrong

Yesterday, Don Mattingly had what I call a “Wu-Tang moment”, inspired by the “When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong” skit on Chappelle’s Show. Humorous? Yes, but what it mean to me is that Mattingly basically dropped all the fronts and simply went in on the Dodgers players and front office in surprisingly pointed comments. “We’re in last place in the ... Read More »

Dodgers have recently become one of the most clutch teams in the MLB, all for Don Mattingly

So you’ve heard a lot about Don Mattingly and his job security recently — hell, I just wrote about it — but this article from Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports spread around yesterday, and it touched on all the common refrains you’ve been hearing, including harping on the team’s hitting with RISP. They wonder why the players don’t spend more ... Read More »

On Don Mattingly’s hot seat, the need for a manager with ‘fire’, and potential replacements

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The discontent with the Dodgers was loud and clear after yesterday’s loss, and for good reason. The team is last in the NL West, have the sixth-worst record in the MLB, and are tied for the fourth-worst run differential in baseball. It’s a horrible time to be the manager of the Dodgers right now, and we all know it, including ... Read More »

Don Mattingly isn’t going to use Kenley Jansen in the closer role, but it’s probably for the best

The Dodgers handed Brandon League a three-year contract and the closer’s role heading into the 2013 season, but his predictable fall from temporary grace in the role has led to continued questions about his viability as the closer, especially with Kenley Jansen waiting in the wings. It’s easy to see why questions are being asked, as any comparison between the ... Read More »

Trading things of value for Mike Scioscia are what my nightmares are made of

Mike Scioscia‘s job with the Angels is in jeopardy due to their slow start, much like people seem to think Don Mattingly‘s job is. Ken Rosenthal throws gas on both fires by suggesting that the Angels deal Scioscia to the Dodgers. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com believes Angels manager Mike Scioscia needs a fresh start and proposes the Dodgers as the ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke starts throwing, Hanley rehab, Ellis MRI, Fife hurt because … why not?

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Stephen Fife is having shoulder problems, because why wouldn’t he with the way the injuries have been going for the Dodgers. Stephen Fife, who was scheduled to start Saturday night against the Brewers, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder bursitis. Matt Magill was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and will make his major league debut in place ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley declares himself a miracle, Capuano MRI, Lilly ready, Crawford’s arm

Hanley Ramirez has resumed baseball activities, including hitting off of a tee and light toss. He plans to return earlier than the timetable originally given, but the Dodgers aren’t getting ahead of themselves. Ramirez told reporters Tuesday he would be back ‘way sooner’ than May 17, and that “everybody is going to be shocked” at how quickly he returns. Manager ... Read More »

Dodgers react to Greinke injury + brawl, Quentin continues to be dumb, mirrors Padres fans

So in case you were under a rock yesterday, Zack Greinke has a broken collarbone and is out for a while, essentially because Carlos Quentin is an idiot. As one would imagine, the reactions to what went down from the Dodgers dugout, media, and bloggers weren’t the most pleasant towards Quentin. ===== Don Mattingly called him an idiot and said ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp’s shoulder fine, Billingsley ready, Lilly … healthy, 13 on DL in minors

While Don Mattingly believes Matt Kemp‘s shoulder may be a mental hurdle he’ll have to get past, he and the Dodgers staff are not concerned about it affecting Kemp physically, as the injury hasn’t cropped back up after off-season surgery and there have been no lingering side effects. “He may be thinking about [the shoulder], but it doesn’t seem like ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Billingsley on track, Crawford confident, Uribe still fat, Greinke bad but good

Chad Billingsley reported no pain in his injured finger following a minor-league start on Saturday. “In the past few days there haven’t been any issues with any tenderness. The only issue is with my curve ball because I spike it with my fingertip, which pushes the nail back into the finger,” Billingsley said. “I didn’t throw anything yesterday, and didn’t ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley out weeks & set for MRI, Greinke ready, Bills hurts everything but elbow

Dodgers designated hitter third baseman first baseman shortstop Hanley Ramirez jammed his right thumb while diving for a groundball in the World Baseball Classic and he’ll get an MRI today at the Camelback Ranch. Your browser does not support iframes. His WBC manager and general manager gave differing takes on the severity of it. “I don’t think it’s bad,” Dominican ... Read More »