Tag Archives: Don Mattingly

The Narrative: Dodgers Are Winning Because They All Like Each Other … Or Something

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So according to Alex Angert of MLB.com, the Dodgers are winning because they like each other … or something to that effect. But in the Dodgers’ clubhouse, it provides the best possible answer as to why this mixed-and-matched bunch of journeymen and callups have been able to string together the best record in baseball at 42-25. Not a surprising article, ... Read More »

Nate Eovaldi May Be On His Way, Dodgers Pursued Roy Oswalt, So What’s The Rotation Problem?

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Nate Eovaldi was pulled from yesterday’s start in AA, leading to speculation that he could be on his way to the Dodgers, but the surprising news is that the Dodgers were apparently in on Roy Oswalt. Ted Lilly is still listed as the Dodgers’ Tuesday night starter, but there are increasing indications that will change. In addition to the sudden ... Read More »

Why Does Don Mattingly Think He Can’t Demote Dee Gordon From The Top Of The Order?

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People are always asking me on Twitter whether Dee Gordon will be demoted. Demoted? Please. Don Mattingly won’t even budge on dropping him from the top spot in the lineup. For whatever reason, Mattingly absolutely refuses to consider dropping Gordon from the top, and judging by what he said to AJ Cassavell yesterday, it doesn’t seem like he’ll be changing ... Read More »

Don Mattingly Regrets Nothing About His Bunting, I Regret Watching The Game

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I think Don Mattingly is probably the best manager the Dodgers have had since Tommy Lasorda, but his management of yesterday’s game against the Giants exposed what is probably his most glaring weakness. —– In the bottom of the seventh inning, with the Dodgers down one run, the team basically hit the lottery by somehow managing to get Juan Rivera ... Read More »

Loney Is A Coach’s Nightmare, Colletti Wants Ethier Back, Billingsley & Coffey Updates

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Don Mattingly revealed that James Loney is a swing tinkerer. About the last thing Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wants is Loney doing anything that will change his batting swing, which is Loney’s tendency. For example, after going 3-for-11 during the three-game series in Milwaukee, Loney struck out in his first at-bat in Houston on Friday night and Mattingly immediately noticed ... Read More »

Controversial walk-off will be the story, but real question is what Don Mattingly was thinking

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The popular discussion about this game will revolve around the blown call that ended it, but that kind of stuff will happen from time to time, just ask the Padres. For my interests, the real discussion should revolve around exactly what Don Mattingly was thinking late in the game. —– As it got down to the late innings of a ... Read More »

Ted Lilly & Todd Coffey Swap, Kenley Jansen’s Velocity, Stan Kasten Won’t Make It Rain

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Old news, but Ted Lilly was activated off the disabled list and Todd Coffey was put on it. In what I’m sure was sheer coincidence, it was revealed that Coffey had been dealing with knee trouble. After the game Don Mattingly said Todd Coffey has been getting treatment on his knee — Eric Stephen (@truebluela) April 14, 2012 Truly amazing ... Read More »

Don Mattingly: Right Idea, Wrong Execution

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How did I feel about Don Mattingly‘s decision making in the bottom of the fifth against the Padres yesterday? Great decision by Mattingly, fuck stupid statistics like pitcher wins. — Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) April 8, 2012 Wait, he brought in Wright. — Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) April 8, 2012 Yeah, that basically sums up my thoughts on Mattingly’s managerial skills in ... Read More »

Troncoso designated for Belisario, Lindblom competes for final spot, Hairston worries Mattingly

Ramon Troncoso was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers to make room for Ronald Belisario, who has to serve his suspension while on the 40-man roster. The Dodgers are off on Thursday, but they did make one roster move. Ronald Belisario, who was on the restricted list all of last season, was reinstated, and to make room on the 40-man ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 Season Preview: Shortstop

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Heading into 2012, the Los Angeles Dodgers will have a new face manning the shortstop position. With Rafael Furcal traded away in 2011 and Jamey Carroll off to the Minnesota Twins, Dee Gordon will take the reins and look to utilize his speed, range, and strong arm. One of the team’s top prospects heading into 2011, Gordon got a chance ... Read More »

Comment Of The Day: The Dodgers Had A Far Better Roster Than The Diamondbacks

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Decided to start this “feature” because sometimes I do unfortunately stumble into the comment sections at mainstream media sports sites and it’s truly amazing what I find there. You can say it’s picking low hanging fruit, and it is, but I don’t give a shit because it’s hilarious to me. Anyway, today’s gem, which you can see above, comes to ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 Season Preview: First Base

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“A Tale of Two James Loneys” would be a great title for a novella, and it’s also the most apt description of Loney’s 2011 season. Manning first in what was another season of “James Loney will finally hit for power and win a Gold Glove” vs. “James Loney will continue to under-perform, and by God we can do better”, Loney ... Read More »