Mattingly to take over as Dodgers’ manager in 2011

Yankees recall Romulo Sanchez
Indians claim Chad Huffman

According to more reports than I care to cite, former Yankees’ manager Joe Torre will step down as Dodgers’ manager after the season and hand the reigns off to former Yankee megastar Don Mattingly. Donnie Baseball has basically zero managerial experience at any level, but he was always considered a candidate to manage the Yanks at some point in the future. In the unlikely scenario that has the team looking for a replacement for Joe Girardi after the season, Mattingly is no longer an option.

Mattingly will get his managerial feet wet this offseason with the Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League next month. Among the players on his roster: Yankee farmhands Austin Romine, Brandon Laird, Corban Joseph, George Kontos, and Craig Heyer. Please don’t break them.

Yankees recall Romulo Sanchez
Indians claim Chad Huffman
  • BigBlueAL

    I wish Mattingly all the best. Although I fear this will not end well for him.

    • Yank the Frank

      Sadly for Donnie, I concur. The Dodgers are not going to be a good place to be for a while.

  • thurdonpaul

    I also wish Donnie all the best, maybe 3 to 5 years from now after Joe G. moves on Donnie will be experienced enough to replace him.
    Good Luck Donnie !!

  • http://riveraveblues bob

    all the best donnie hope to see u nov 2011

  • bexarama

    I really do wish him all the best.

  • A.D.

    Whatever article I read about this went ahead and noted two times he’s had to stand in for Torre and screwed up (lineup card & Broxton 2 visits)


    I hope he brings the Dodgers to the series against the Yankees next year and loses in 7 games and is seen secretly fist pumping in Jersey Shore fashion in the managers office wearing a Yankee cap!


    • Art Vandelay

      This would happen in the WWF with Vince McMahon turning on some one, unfortunately not in the MLB.

  • Mike HC

    I hope he does well. But the jury is obviously still out. I’m happy we can find out if he can manage at all on the Dodgers, rather than the Yanks.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ot, but Mike, did you see the Indians claimed Huffman

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I kind of hope Mattingly never manages the Yankees. Drafted in 79, retired in 95, coached 2004-07….0 championships. Let that jinx manage elsewhere.


    • Kiersten


      /not really’d

  • Nice

    Just like Torre to bail out on a bad situation, yet he cried and whined about loyalty when the yanks bailed out on his deteriorated managing skills.

    Look for Mr Green Tea to return to the Mets in 2011.

    Just like Stengel and Yogi and Randolph, our ex coaches/managers end up with the Mets.

    • seimiya

      Meh, I’d like to see Bobby Valentine return to the Mets.

    • bexarama

      If Torre goes to the Mets in 2011 I will never stop laughing.

    • Neil

      Mr. Torre will manage somewhere for 5 mil yearly and Donnie will be stuck with the MLB minimum for managers (whatever is left after the owners’ divorce).

  • seimiya

    Somewhere, Jonathan Broxton is holding his arm and weeping in joy.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Mattingly: “Thanks, Joe! That bullpen advice is great!”

      Somewhere, Jonathan Broxton is holding his arm and weeping in pain.

  • Chris

    Does this mean Scott Proctor can finally come out of hiding?