Tag Archives: Dusty Baker

Honeycutt, Lopes, Wallach have options picked up, Hillman’s option declined, clearing way for Mattingly return

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The Dodgers picked up the options of coaches Rick Honeycutt, Davey Lopes, and Tim Wallach today, according to Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com. Also Mark McGwire will return because he’s already under contract. Trey Hillman‘s option was declined, so that leaves John Valentin, Ken Howell, and Chuck Crim in the wind for now, according to Eric Stephen of True Blue LA. ... Read More »

Don Mattingly’s future with the Dodgers is up in the air, but if not him, then who?

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Don Mattingly gave quite the exit press conference yesterday, basically saying that he has a guaranteed contract for next year, but if he doesn’t get a multi-year deal, then he might not be back with the Dodgers. “My option vested once we beat Atlanta, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be back,” Mattingly told reporters on Monday, with general manager Ned ... Read More »

Aaron Harang starting on short rest probably seems like a bad idea because it is

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Aaron Harang will likely start Sunday’s game against the Reds on short rest, according to Don Mattingly. It could be bad. That leaves Sunday’s slot open, and one day after saying right-hander John Ely — who has made only two appearances in the Major Leagues this season, both in relief — could start, Mattingly said right-hander Aaron Harang likely will ... 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 »

A.J. Ellis Should Bat At Top Of Dodgers Order, Despite Opinions Of Ken Gurnick & A.J. Ellis

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Ken Gurnick of MLB.com wrote what was essentially a rebuttal to Mike Petriello‘s article about batting A.J. Ellis second in the order. Catcher A.J. Ellis is aware of the Internet chatter suggesting he might make the best No. 2 hitter in the Dodgers’ batting order, but he thinks he’s a better fit at No. 8, which is where he’s expected ... Read More »