Mattingly

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  1. THINKBLUE

    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    I'm not a Mattingely hater at all, but when a new owner comes in, would you like to see a change in the managerial department? Perhaps Wallach or a big name ex-Dodger?

    I think the players like him, and he's not awful, but I can't knock off the urge to have a big name ex-Dodger at the helm.

    Donnie is probably pretty safe, just wondering.
     
  2. bestlakersfan

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    TB, you are clearly a hater because you misspelled his name on purpose. Jerk....

    ;)
     
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    Tbh, idk how to spell his name :eek:
     
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    I think I got him mixed up with Chud's last name
     
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    No one was a bigger opponent to Mattingly getting the Manager job than me, but I've turned the corner. I was impressed with the team's play down the stretch, and feel like he got a lot out of what was really a bad team.

    With a new owner, and an assumed new GM, I think the club can benefit from some stability. I say we keep Mattingly.
     
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    i tend to agree with mouse
    i wanted wallach
    and voiced my displeasure when the job was given to mattingly
    the players like him -- which is huge
    plus its not there's a phil jackson out there
     
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    I like the current staff as it is... I think you fire the hitting coach before firing Mattingly. Mattingly isn't a genius, but as gay as it sounds, it means a lot that the Dodgers tried hard down the stretch with nothing to win for
     
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    Keep Mattingly. He did one hell of a job with our mediocre team (at best) and with all the other bull shit going on around him and his team. Ned is getting canned though.
     
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    Double post.
     
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    What everyone else said. I like Mattingly. Statistically, he's not the most sound manager, but guys like to play for him, and that's more important, look at LaRussa.
     
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    Agree with above posts: Mattingly has certainly earned another season at the helm - for motivating his team of scrubs to win down the stretch. Of course, it will take a billion and a half dollars to make that decision.
     
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    I find it difficult to really like him, because even as popular as he was during his playing days he's not much of a speaker - but maybe that's just to the cameras. In any case, there's no denying that he kept what could have been an absolutely dead team from giving up. And they really did play some exciting baseball at times during the second half.
     
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    One thing I love about Mattingly is that he hardly brings up his Yankee times or Yankee players, unlike Torre did ALL the fucking time.
     
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    Yeah, I think he deserves another shot too. He's gonna get at least that and beyond, anyway, I feel.
    I do believe he had fate on his side (which is as good as having great manager, bottom line), in the Matt/CK heroics and Loney's offensive turnaround. Couple that with Guerra, and Jansen, pitching their asses off, and you had a ballsy run at the end. Uplifting.
    You kinda knew that there would be a hunt and peck thing at the beginning of the season, with the "Torre's disciple" yolk around his neck and all.
    I can't help wondering how a Dodger team would do with a lineup that didn't change every damn night...we haven't had that in at least four years. Torre was a psycho with it, and truthfully, so was Mattingly. The great Ned signing, Uribe, had a lot to do with that probably.
     
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    If it wasn't for the bunting, I'd like him a whole lot more and as it is, I don't think he's a bad manager at all
    I give him 2012 and maybe even more
     
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    new ownership means a new staff from top to bottom. the new owner will have to establish complete control. they cant have anyone with ill will doing shit behind closed doors. might keep a few baseball people on to help w transition but the people up front will be hacked to prove a point that there is a new sherriff in town and he dont take no shit
     
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    I actually like DBB, especially if Kemp likes him.
     
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    I was actually thinking something along the same line. As long as Kemp keeps playing like 2011, then I want whoever he wants as manager.
     
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    I'd think we'd need a good manager who the rest of the team likes and that 160 million dollars should be enough to please Kemp with whatever.
     
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    as long as someone else handles the bulpen, Donnie is not that bad...
     

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