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07:13 AM ET 05.15 | When thinking about moving on from a manager -- in May, no less -- it's a nice practice to consider who might take over before making any rash decisions. Sorry, there is no magic pill, no obvious internal or external choice to take over as Dodgers manager now, next week or even at mid-season. ... The likely scenario, if the team continues to sputter, is that the Dodgers would hire an interim, then conduct a search at the end of the season. Scioscia, signed through 2018, indeed might become available at that point, not that he would necessarily want to manage a team that bears similarities to his current Angels underachievers. Another former Dodger, the Reds' Dusty Baker, also would be a possibility, but his contract, too, would be a hurdle.

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May 15, 2013  07:52 AM ET

.....bobby v...bobby v...bobby v...bobby v...bobby v...

May 15, 2013  07:57 AM ET

While Baker may be a decent alternative to Mattingly, I really don't see what difference he would make if the team doesn't get healthy, and, if the so-called stars on the team don't start performing as the stars they are billed to be.

May 15, 2013  07:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

.....bobby v...bobby v...bobby v...bobby v...bobby v...

... stupid m ... stupid m ... stupid m ... stupid m ... stupid m ...

May 15, 2013  08:18 AM ET

Well Tommy LaSorda is still alive and has been scaling down on his mob activity lately...Pop is also available and they could pay him in ripple!

May 15, 2013  08:23 AM ET

Dusty Baker. Over-rated. Is a horrible in game tactician.

May 15, 2013  08:24 AM ET

I guess Mattingly is the new Alan Trammell of managers?
Excellent player, just a name in the dugout?

May 15, 2013  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I guess Mattingly is the new Alan Trammell of managers?Excellent player, just a name in the dugout?

Not sure yet. If the Dodgers let him go, and, assuming someone would take a chance with him, I would like to see him manage a devoloping team.

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May 15, 2013  09:11 AM ET

Why would Baker even consider the job with the Dodgers with his team now in the NL Central Division and only one to beat each year to make the playoffs.

May 15, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I guess Mattingly is the new Alan Trammell of managers?Excellent player, just a name in the dugout?

He was the hitting coach for the Dodgers and they couldn't hit. So they made him the manager...

May 15, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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He was the hitting coach for the Dodgers and they couldn't hit. So they made him the manager...

Tommy LaSorda started out as a janitor for the Dodgers and wasn't good at scrubbing toilets, so he got promoted.

May 15, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

While Baker may be a decent alternative to Mattingly, I really don't see what difference he would make if the team doesn't get healthy, and, if the so-called stars on the team don't start performing as the stars they are billed to be.

Exactly. Along with the guys who aren't on the field, Kemp is obviously not recovered from his shoulder surgery yet. There's not a lot Donnie Ballgame can do with a team that has so many guys hurt.

May 15, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Dusty Baker. Over-rated. Is a horrible in game tactician.

Not only that, he destroys pitchers.

May 15, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Exactly. Along with the guys who aren't on the field, Kemp is obviously not recovered from his shoulder surgery yet. There's not a lot Donnie Ballgame can do with a team that has so many guys hurt.

Morning moose.

May 15, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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Not only that, he destroys pitchers.

Good. He can take out Beckett.

May 15, 2013  09:57 AM ET

Not only that, he destroys pitchers.

May 15, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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Morning moose.

Morning Clem.

May 15, 2013  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Not only that, he destroys pitchers.

Stupid spinny thing.

May 15, 2013  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Tommy LaSorda started out as a janitor for the Dodgers and wasn't good at scrubbing toilets, so he got promoted.

Tommy Lasagna was a great third base coach. I remember a couple of times they put a mic on him for the Saturday game of the week. He was hilarious to listen to.

 
May 15, 2013  09:59 AM ET

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