Five Candidates To Replace Don Mattingly

Following yet another disappointing playoff exit, this time at the hands of the eventual National League Champion New York Mets, The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Thursday morning that Don Mattingly will not return in 2016. The decision is billed as a mutual parting of ways, but Mattingly had frequently been on the hot seat during his tenure with the Dodgers. While most teams would be happy with three consecutive division championships, most teams do not have $310 million dollar payrolls, and as such, the Dodgers were looking for more out of Mattingly. The Dodgers job is especially lucrative, given the front office’s willingness to spend on talent, the presence of  perennial MVP and Cy Young candidate, Clayton Kershaw, and several young stars in Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, and Jose Peraza. While it’s early in the process, several early candidates have begun to emerge.

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