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Sources: Mattingly will re-up

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07:20 AM ET 10.24 | At long last, a resolution seems near. Don Mattingly and the Dodgers have worked it out, and he will return to manage the team for at least 2014, sources said. The Dodgers and Mattingly are still working out the final details, and it remains to be seen whether he might have his one-year guarantee extended. He has said all along he loved managing in LA. However, Mattingly expressed his disapproval with the way things went in 2013 at the team's year-ending press conference. While the Dodgers were surprised at his negative take, the sides decided it would be best to stay together. ... Mattingly's option for 2014 vested, but he expressed displeasure at having to manage as a lame duck last year, so many wondered whether he would ultimately come back. Mattingly told friends he didn't feel right.

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October 24, 2013  09:05 AM ET

Mattingly you need to think the man upstairs and your players for the opportunity to make millions and manage in 14.

October 24, 2013  09:19 AM ET

He's not going to walk away from $1.5MM and the Dodgers don't want to pay him to lay on the beach for a year.

October 24, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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He's not going to walk away from $1.5MM and the Dodgers don't want to pay him to lay on the beach for a year.

$1.5M is a drop in the bucket to the Dodgers. If they're not committed to Mattingly, then they should just cut ties and make the move for Mike Scioscia, the guy they really want.

October 24, 2013  10:02 AM ET

Are the Dodger's going back to Walt Alston's year-to-year contract policy???

October 24, 2013  10:10 AM ET

Donnie better get off to a better start in 2014 than he did this year or he'll be managing from a couch before next summer.

October 24, 2013  10:40 AM ET

I think Donnie's dugout chatter is limited to witty bon mots like "These corn nuts sure are good" and "That Larry Bird could sure hit a jumper".

October 24, 2013  03:23 PM ET

this whole ordeal is hilarious, Donnie...really...where you going? You don't have the skill set to manage, you got the job because Joe Torre pushed your name. But really, you have no managerial options other than manage the dodgers or quit, that's your 2 options. No other team is going to bring you in to manage, at least not a Major League team. Maybe the Columbus Clippers might have some interest but that's about it. You're lucky to have this job.

poor dodger fans, it's too bad that you'll have to endure another season with this stiff on the bench. As much as I hate the dodgers, I hate seeing talent like that wasted. You're a bum of a manager Donnie, I'm laying odds that you'll be fired by mid June

 
October 24, 2013  03:26 PM ET

funny funny funny. I can just imagine his agent calling him up, I'm thinking the conversation went something like this - Donnie, are you nuts?

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