30 October 2007

DONNIE DODGER

One interesting subplot of the Dodgers possibly hiring Torre has to do with Don Mattingly, who was Torre's bench coach this season and his hitting coach the previous three seasons.


Mattingly was widely considered the favorite to succeed Torre until that job ultimately went to Joe Girardi on Monday, and Mattingly's agent released a statement later in the day saying his client was "extremely disappointed" that he didn't get the job.


The statement went on to say Mattingly had informed the Yankees he wouldn't accept a position as a coach on Girardi's staff. That would make Mattingly a natural fit for a potential Torre staff in Los Angeles, especially given that Mattingly's son, Preston, is a highly regarded Dodgers prospect.



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